President Cigarroa (fourth from left) and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, Ph.D. (fifth from left), lead faculty and community leaders in turning over earth during the ground-breaking ceremony.
Second building at Laredo Campus Extension dedicated
"I am proud of this center and of all the partners who collaborate here. Together we celebrate this great new day of progress for our community," Sen. Zaffirini said.
"By constructing the second building of the Laredo Campus Extension, the Health Science Center is demonstrating its long-term commitment to expand health professional education and training programs in the community and the region," President Cigarroa said. "Our commitment is inspired by Sen. Zaffirini’s own steadfast commitment, without which we would not have a Laredo Campus Extension. She courageously authored the legislation that brought this campus to Laredo, and she has been its chief proponent, most recently demonstrated by the $3 million in state funding that her leadership secured for the campus."
The second building, to be called the Teaching/Learning Lab Building, will be situated behind the Health Science Center’s D.D. Hachar Building at 1937 Bustamante St. Plans call for an L-shaped structure and creation of a courtyard linking it to the Hachar Building. The new building as designed will have a total project cost of $12.7 million and 28,961 square feet. The completion date is scheduled for October 2007.
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