Sterling College to host Groundbreaking Ceremony for Gleason Center Expansion

Sterling College Groundbreaking Ceremony
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Sterling College will host a Groundbreaking and Dedication Ceremony for the expansion of the Gleason Physical Education Center. The ceremony, which is open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. and will be held on the east side of the Gleason Center.
“This project will be transformative for our campus and will benefit our students and our campus community in many ways. We are grateful, once again, for God’s faithfulness to this institution exhibited through the generosity of loyal supporters,” said Dr. Scott Rich, president.
The project will add 32,526 square feet of new space including three new classrooms, 20 new offices for faculty and coaches, the Sterling College Athletic Training and Treatment Center, a new wellness center, the First Bank Lobby & Hall of Fame, new and additional locker room space and the new Wilkey Fieldhouse.
In addition to expansion at the Gleason Center, a new 6,000 square foot facility to be located west of the College’s tennis courts. This facility will serve the College during the 2019-2020 school as a temporary wellness center as construction displaces the current weight room. In the fall of 2020, the facility will be indoor training space for the softball, baseball, track and cross-country programs and include offices for coaches.
Construction on the Gleason project is set to begin in late May. The grand opening for both buildings is slated for August 2020.
The Gleason project is the first of three building projects that are part of the $25 million SterlingNOW campaign. The College also plans to build Zaid-West Science and Research Center, a 30,000 square foot science and math building and renovate Thompson Hall, a 24,000 square foot building that currently houses the science, math and business programs.
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