Recap: Roxbury Community College’s Groundbreaking Ceremony

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RCC_recapOn Thursday, April 7, 2016, Roxbury Community College hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony to mark the official start of major campus renovations, funded by the MA Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). The wind and rain that forced the ceremony indoors didn’t put a damper on the excitement, as students, staff, faculty and community members attended in droves to celebrate the first significant renovations to our campus since 1988.


1 Mayor Martin J. Walsh joins RCC administrators, RCC Board of Trustee members, state representatives and city councilors prior to the start of the ceremony, in the Media Arts Center’s Green Room.


2 RCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Michael Curry, Esq. speaks about how these important renovations will benefit the community-at-large.


3 Director of Admissions Judy Webster and Social Media and Campus Events Coordinator Vanessa Lewis greet guests prior to the start of the ceremony.


4 From left to right: Vice President of Advancement and Community Engagement Lorita Williams, Representative Russell Holmes, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, DCAMM Commissioner Carol Gladstone, President Valerie Roberson, Vice Chair Michael Curry, Esq, Councilor Tito Jackson, Professor Jacquolyn Payne-Thompson, Student Trustee Hlee Yang, Representative Liz Malia and Trustee Steven Tompkins “break ground” to formally launch the renovations.


5 The Lady Tigers pose for a photo, at the reception, with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, President Valerie Roberson, Vice President Lorita Williams and Representative Russell Holmes.


6 Ceremony attendees listen to speaker remarks.


7 RCC faculty enjoying the Groundbreaking Reception.


8 Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaks with our Lady Tigers, the 2016 NJCAA DIII Women’s Basketball Champions, during the Groundbreaking Reception.


9 DCAMM Commissioner Carol Gladstone shares details about the planned renovations during the ceremony.


10 RCC faculty and staff come together to pose for a group photo at the end of the Groundbreaking Reception.


11 From left to right: MCCEO Executive Director William D. Hart, Representative Russell Holmes, President Valerie Roberson, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Trustee Steven Tompkins pictured after the ceremony, with a groundbreaking award.

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