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Gov. Nixon Announces $5 Million to Fund New STLCC Science Labs

August 28, 2015

Governor Visit  
Chancellor Pittman, Interim President Curry, Governor Nixon share the podium announcing new improvements to Florissant Valley.

Gov. Jay Nixon visited St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley today to announce more than $5 million in funding to help the college make improvements to their lab facilities. The funding was made possible through Building Affordability – a component of Build Missouri, a capital improvements initiative that will fund nearly 500 projects through bond proceeds and other sources.
 
Building Affordability will provide St. Louis Community College with $5,245,143 to make much-needed repairs and renovations at 19 science labs on the college's Forest Park, Meramec and Florissant Valley campuses.
 
Gov. Nixon said, "You cannot train students for the jobs of the future in the classrooms of the past." "This project will enhance and modernize these science laboratories by updating equipment, adapting them to advances in science and technology, and providing more student-centered learning environments."
 
At the Forest Park campus, projects include a microbiology lab, a physics lab, a chemistry instrument lab, and three allied health labs serving the dental technology and clinical technology programs.
 
At the Meramec campus, renovations include two physics labs, an organic chemistry lab, and two allied health labs for anatomy and physiology and the occupational therapy assistant program.
 
At the Florissant Valley campus, seven labs will be upgraded, including four physics labs, a microbiology lab, and two earth sciences labs.
 
"We are thrilled that Gov. Nixon and the General Assembly are continuing to invest in higher education and supporting these important projects at St. Louis Community College campuses," said St. Louis Community College Chancellor Jeff Pittman. "By updating these science laboratories, we’ll be able to continue training students for in-demand careers, while strengthening our economy and furthering Missouri'€™s position as a leader in college affordability. This is a great day for our students, our faculty, and our entire community."

Pittman and Nixon