Rodgers joined faculty, students, community leaders, and special guests in Winston-Salem, NC, to break ground on the new sciences building at Winston-Salem State University.
The building, one of the first funded through the NC Connect Bond approved by voters last year, was first conceived in 2006.
“We’ve been waiting for this building for a very long time,” said Elwood L. Robinson, WSSU’s chancellor. “I know many of our science faculty have been waiting for it, and they are elated and delighted because they know that it will set a new standard for science, give our students an opportunity to have wonderful experiences in the laboratory, give our professors an opportunity to have state-of-the-art facilities where they can continue to do their research. So, this is a very special day for us.”
The new 103,000 square-foot, five-story sciences building will feature a multi-story atrium, interactive learning and community gathering spaces and lab space to increase faculty and student collaboration.