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LSU Eunice Breaks Ground on Community Education Building

LSU Eunice Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the 45,000 square-foot Classroom Community Education Building were held Thursday on the university campus.

Breaking ground was Senator Nick Gautreaux, Arlene Tucker, vice chancellor for business affairs; Don Descant, general contractor; Mark Stielper, architect; Dr. John V. Lombardi, LSU System president; Dr. William Nunez, LSU Eunice chancellor; Senator Elbert Guillory; Representative Mickey Guillory; Dwight Descant, general contractor; Michael Brossard, director of physical plant.

The building, designed to accommodate the University's Continuing Education program and additional classrooms to meet the demands of LSU Eunice's growing population, is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012. The two-story building will contain lecture halls, auditoriums, tech labs, classrooms, faculty and staff offices, and will be the new home for Office of Continuing Education and the Office of Information Technology.

In 2008, Governor Bobby Jindal used $98.4 million in surplus money from Fiscal Year 2007-08 to fund various one-time capital improvement projects at two- and four-year colleges. LSU Eunice received the largest appropriation at $12.2 million.