Tarrant County College officials were joined on Southeast Campus today by community leaders for the official opening of a new nearly $27 million Science and Academic Building in time for spring classes.
TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley and Southeast Campus President Judith Carrier were joined by U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck and Arlington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Wes Jurey for the ceremonies scheduled for 10 a.m.
The Southeast Jazz Ensemble performed and the Culinary Arts Program provided refreshments that were themed to the various spaces within the building.
Southeast Campus was built in 1996 for 5,500 students and currently serves more than 15,000. The new 114,519 square-foot Science and Academic Wing provides classrooms for computer science, speech and laboratory sciences. The additional space has allowed an increase in science offerings to serve SE’s growing student demand. It also provides more office space for faculty and meeting areas for student organizations and the student activities office.
The first floor includes state of the art speech classrooms, multipurpose lecture classrooms and the Student Activities office suite and meeting spaces for student organizations. Housed on the second floor are state of the art computer science classrooms and a Computer Science Learning Center. The third floor includes biology laboratories, chemistry laboratories and the Science Learning Center. New faculty offices are on the second and third floors.