KVCC breaks ground on new classroom, laboratory building in Hinckley

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 20, 2013, at 6:38 p.m.

HINCKLEY, Maine — Kennebec Valley Community College broke ground on a new classroom and laboratory building at the Harold Alfond Campus on Wednesday.

The 16,500 square foot building will contain classrooms, faculty offices, laboratories, a computer lab, a 60-seat tiered auditorium, a student lounge and informal learning space, according to a statement released by the college. It will be completed in time for the start of the 2014 fall semester.

“This new structure is central to KVCC’s transition to a two-campus college by next fall,” the college said in a statement. “Many of the college’s existing academic programs currently located at the Fairfield campus will move to an existing classroom building on the Alfond Campus in Hinckley.”

New two-year degree and certificate programs in sustainable agriculture, food science and culinary arts will be based in the new building.

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In 2012, the Maine Community College System obtained nearly 600 acres at the former Good Will-Hinckley School. The land afforded KVCC the opportunity to establish a second campus to develop new academic programs. Also, there is a 120-acre certified organic farm on the campus.

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