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Hillyer Shaw Center Ground Breaking Monday June 6

The long wait appears to be over

By Ben Wilcox | 06/02/11 | Updated 06/02/11 | Posted in News

Hillyer Hall November 2010
Hillyer Hall November 2010  (STN2 NEWS)

The University will hold a ground breaking ceremony for the Hillyer Shaw Center on Monday June 6, 2011 at 11:15AM. The project was announced several years ago but due to the recession funding for the project fell short. In November 2010 Bank of America donated $200,000 to the project. The reception area of the addition will be named for Bank Of America.

In November STN News Director Ben Wilcox sat down with Hillyer College Dean David Goldberg. He said donations were on the the rise and looked forward to breaking ground so Hillyer students would have a place to call home.

Director of Facilities Norman Young tells STN's Ben Wilcox that he hopes the project will be completed sometime in early 2012.

The Shaw Center building will also include a coffee bar, student lounge, and office space for faculty and staff. This will be the first major renovation to Hillyer Hall since it was built. Hillyer Hall was the first building built at the University of Hartford Bloomfield Avenue Campus.

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