Mohave Community College celebrated the completion of a new North Mohave Campus building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on 13 April 2018. The new facility will serve a variety of functions including a cutting-edge nursing classroom and laboratory, business incubator, and multipurpose community room to the North Mohave Campus.
A large crowd attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. The new building is a wonderful addition to the campus with beautiful classroom and lab space, worthy of any university. The building also hosts art installations by local artist Matthew Timpson. The halls were packed full of visitors as Matthew presented his art installations.
Not only will this new development provide much needed space for courses at the North Campus, but it will also serve as an option for community gatherings and events. According to MCC North Mohave Campus Dean Carolyn Hamblin, “The community is very excited about the multi-purpose room. I’m already getting calls from people asking about it and looking forward to using it for a variety of events.” The space has already been used to host the Short Creek Community Alliance meetings. The North Mohave Campus will be holding it’s first Pinning Ceremony for their Nursing Program there this May.
“The business incubator is a place new businesses can use if they’re in the start-up mode or need temporary office space while they wait to get their building finished,” said Dr. Kearns. The business incubator space at the Bullhead City campus served as a temporary space for DOT Foods Inc. while they were constructing their own facility. “This will be a space in Colorado City where those types of businesses will have a temporary space to work.”
According to a press release from MCC, “The new building will also allow MCC to expand the EMS program, which will help provide more quality paramedics and first responders to the growing communities along the norther Arizona and southern Utah border.”
It is a very exciting time for the North Mohave Campus and the Short Creek community as a whole MCC President Dr. Michael Kearns said, “We are investing in the future of the area and the future of education that’s going to be necessary for young folks who are packing those K-12 schools right now in northern Arizona and southern Utah.”