Cutting the ribbon to open Strutt Hall

Projects completed on time for students

Mon Aug 19, 2019 at 04:27 PM

Aided by construction crews working weekends and staff pitching in to help move furniture, a busy summer break concluded when Colby Community College was ready to welcome students who began moving in on Aug. 16.

In recent days, the college focused on two projects that had to be completed. The sixth and final phase of student housing renovations wrapped up August 15 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Strutt Hall, recently renamed after longtime CCC supporters Darvin and Tammi Strutt. Each year since 2014, a section of the dorms has been remodeled and completed before the beginning of the fall semester.

The other area in the spotlight was Ferguson Hall. A complete renovation of the facility began in May. Additions include two offices, a computer lab, and a relocated All-American room for athletics. The building was ready for students to begin classes Aug. 19 after staff helped move office furniture from the campus gym where it was stored.

College president Dr. Seth Carter appreciated the cooperation from so many entities to meet the deadline.

"These projects would not have been able to get completed without the support of our community, faculty, staff, and the great contractors we worked with," he said. "It truly was a team effort and should help Colby Community College serve our students for years to come."

Meanwhile, movement continues on other projects. Recent rains delayed work on the Big Blue Barn athletics practice facility for a few days, but officials still anticipate completion in late November. Later in the fall semester, work will begin to renovate the weather-damaged front area of the H.F. Davis Library.

Cutting the ribbon to open Strutt Hall