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For Immediate Release: February 25, 2013

Contact: Mike Bohne, Gramercy Communications, (518) 326-6400 or
(315) 264-6303

Schenectady County Community College To Begin 201 State St. Renovations
New Location to House Workforce Development Programs

The SCCC Board of Trustees passed two resolutions at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, awarding bids received for renovations to its 201 State St. property. SCCC plans to utilize the building donated by the Kindl family to house the College's Workforce Development programs.

"Workforce training and development is fundamental to everything we do at Schenectady County Community College," said Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board of Trustees. "We thank the Kindl family for donating $50,000 and this facility at 201 State St., allowing us to expand our workforce development programming to further SCCC's initiatives."

Bunkoff General Contractors Inc. and Mid-State Industries, Ltd. were awarded the fašade/exterior improvements and roof repairs respectively, based on their lowest bids. The Kindl Building renovation is equally funded by both Schenectady County and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.

SCCC worked with Schenectady County to develop appropriate bid packages for the work at 201 State St. SCCC thanks Schenectady County for their cooperation in ensuring that this project moved forward. The renovations at 201 State St. are part of the overall plan to redevelop lower State Street, which connects SCCC's main campus, its new student housing building and SCCC's expanding facility at Center City.

"We are looking forward to getting renovations underway," said Dr. Quintin Bullock, President of SCCC. "Expanding into this facility will allow the Division of Workforce Development to expand non-credit offerings and offer specialized training for business and industry."

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One of the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the nation's largest comprehensive system of higher education, Schenectady County Community College in upstate New York enrolls more than 7,000 students. SCCC offers more than 40 career degree, transfer degree and certificate programs. The College opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to provide affordable comprehensive higher education and adult educational opportunities in response to local educational needs. To learn more, visit www.sunysccc.edu.

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