News Release


Mount Marty College to Hold Ground Blessing To Launch Science Center Project

Published Date8\13\2013
Work is slated to begin on the highly anticipated Mount Marty College Science Center Project later next week. Phase one of the project, the Avera Science Laboratory Complex, is a renovation of the Old Library building into six state-of-the-art science laboratories including the Otto Ullrich Botanical Laboratory. On Thursday, August 15 at 3:30pm the College will hold a ground 'blessing' ceremony in the Old Library building to kick off the work that will begin to transform the building into the new complex.

Renovation of the Old Library and former Mount Marty High School building into the Avera Science and Nursing Complex will strengthen Mount Marty's exceptional academic programs in the science and health care fields, as nearly half of all Mount Marty College graduates have degrees in these fields. Every student attending Mount Marty College will have the opportunity to utilize the state-of-the-art labs and renovated space.

The $3 Million dollar building renovation project will happen in two phases. Phase One - Avera Science Laboratory Complex, a renovation of the Old Library building into laboratory spaces. Phase Two - Avera Nursing Laboratory Complex, a renovation of the second floor of the high school building to include a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, classrooms, and office space for the expanding nursing program.

For more information on the Science Center Project, please contact Chief Advancement Officer, Barb Rezac at barbara.rezac@mtmc.edu or at 605-668-1292.