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APRIL 11, 2014

Three Rivers to hold ribbon-cutting, open house for new Center at Kennett

Three Rivers College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event for the new location of its Center at Kennett on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the new Center building, located at 1002 Great West Drive. The ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served during the open house after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The open house will continue through 6 p.m.

"This ceremony will mark the completion of our impressive improvements to the Center at Kennett," said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Three Rivers College. "We've dramatically increased the space and quality of facilities for our students in the Kennett region, and we're proud to show them off to the public."

The new facility replaces the 10,000-square-foot space that previously housed the Center at Kennett, adding 7,000 extra square feet. The new facility includes three master classrooms, a dedicated ITV classroom, two full computer labs, and two state-of-the-art science labs.

The new Center also has added a dedicated nursing classroom and skills lab, which has enabled the consolidation of its Practical Nursing programs previously held at outside facilities in Kennett and Hayti.

Current facilities are leased from the City of Kennett, which acquired the building from Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a Xerox subsidiary, in early 2013. The college will lease the building through 2016, with ACS retaining a small portion of the building for its Kennett offices.
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