MJC Opens Science Center – May 21

MJC Opens Science Community Center (Modesto, CA) – Modesto Junior College and Yosemite Community College District will hold a Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Science Community Center on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. on the West Campus at 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto. The public will have the opportunity to tour the facility with MJC faculty and staff members to learn about the numerous educational opportunities available in the new building. The Science Community Center will integrate college instruction facilities with the Great Valley Museum, a planetarium and an observatory. The Science Community Center is a 110,000 square foot, three-story building with a fourth floor observation deck and observatory. The water features in the front of the building includes numerous physics lessons which will teach as well as entertain young and old alike. The facility will be used for the instruction of college students, elementary school students and their teachers, and science enthusiasts of all ages, enabling MJC to provide leadership for the community in science education, literacy, and outreach. The Science Community Center was funded by the Measure E facilities bond approved in November of 2004. Other Measure E projects completed are Glacier Hall, Agriculture Center for Education, Student Services Building, the renovation of Founders Hall and the Performing and Media Arts Center. For more information on these new buildings or any Measure E project, contact the YCCD Facilities Office at 209.575.6512 or Kitchell Corporation at 209.575.6991. -MJC-



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.