More about the Project!
(LEFT) This rendering features a view of the north side. The addition is on the left and the renovated building on the right.
Combined, these will become the new Center for the Sciences and Agriculture, where teaching and learning will be taken to new levels with special emphasis placed upon opportunities for hands-on learning, including student research and other student/faculty interaction. The new addition and renovated structure will house 10 laboratories, three research labs, 10 classrooms, two conference rooms and 30 offices. It has been designed to achieve a silver or gold LEED certification as an environmentally friendly “green” building in its design, construction, operation and maintenance.
The existing part of the facility will be reconfigured and upgraded for optimal use of space with a special consideration placed upon the building infrastructure. The new wing will feature additional student-focused amenities and will offer a stunning view from the campus mall.
What our Students are Saying...
Sophomore, Biology/Chemistry Blanchester, OH
“I am super excited. My professors do all they can with the resources they have, but this new facility will give us a fresh start with nice, new shiny things. The professors will use the new building as a tool to teach us in a better work atmosphere with more space and room to grow.”
Freshman, Agriculture Business Bremen, IN
“It’s going to really help make the ag program even better than it is now. It will provide a better learning environment and our profs will be better equipped to prepare us for what we’ll be doing out at the (WC) farm.”
Freshman, Biology/Health Sciences Clarksville, TN
“It’s going to make our school more advanced and allow us to use the latest technologies and strategies. I’ll be privileged to be part of the pilot class in the facility.”
(RIGHT) This rendering features the facility as seen from the campus mall. The building addition is shown.
The facility will accommodate the record numbers of agriculture and science students enrolling at the College. Wilmington is known for having excellent students and faculty in these areas, as well as up-to-date instrumentation. Now, WC will have a facility to match these outstanding individuals in the sciences and agriculture.
This direct benefit to Wilmington’s students will, in turn, result in graduates that are better able to attain good jobs and excel in their fields, enroll in graduate and professional schools, and embark upon successful and self-actualizing careers.
Erika Goodwin, vice president for academic affairs, expressed the excitement felt by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends at the groundbreaking ceremony held in January.
“The Center for the Sciences and Agriculture will be a core building for us on campus as every student that comes to WC will have courses in that building,” she said, noting that, while it will serve to highlight the College’s agriculture, natural science and math programs, in actuality it will serve all of WC’s academic programs. “The new building will better represent the strength of our academic programs and is just one of many new and exciting things happening on campus.”