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Tusculum science, math building project continues

September 15th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

Tusculum science, math building project continues

Construction continues on the Dr. Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Mathematics on the Tusculum College campus.

JEFFERSON CITY — Construction continues on the Dr. Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Mathematics on the Tusculum College campus.

According to David Martin, director of facilities for Tusculum College, the crews are continuing to set steel and the walls are set to be poured this week. The water lines have been approved by the Greeneville Water Department.

“The masonry is completed for now with the exception of a few loose ends,” said Martin. He added, “That part of the project is done until the bricking begins.”

Anyone interested in watching construction progress for the Meen Center for Science and Math may do so via web cam feed on the Tusculum website.

The Meen Center for Science and Math will be a four-story structure of approximately 100,000 square feet. Interiors include wings for biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and environmental science. There will also be lab space and research areas for both faculty and students.

The ground floor features the environmental science wing with a loading dock, as well as large general classroom spaces and classrooms equipped for distance learning programs. A large lecture hall will be included on the ground floor. Space is also allocated to house the bachelor of science degree program in nursing and at least one other graduate level health-related program.

The contractors, Rentenbach Constructors Incorporated, began work in early May.

The building’s construction is part of the Tusculum First Campaign, which seeks to provide students with the best possible living and learning communities, innovative and responsive academic programs, and expanded opportunities for students to become engaged as global citizens. For more information on how to contribute to the campaign, contact Heather Patchett, vice president for Institutional Advancement, directly by calling (423) 636-7303 or (800) 729-0256, extension 5303, or by emailing hpatchett@tusculum.edu.

Tusculum College, the first college in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the nation, is a civic arts institution committed to developing educated citizens distinguished by academic excellence, public service and qualities of Judeo-Christian character. Approximately twenty-one hundred students are enrolled on the main campus in Greeneville, the campus in Knoxville, and two additional off-site locations in Morristown and Gray.

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