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MARCH 6, 2014

Grand Entrance groundbreaking set for March 10

A groundbreaking for the Grand Entrance for the Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff Campus will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, on Three Rivers Boulevard across from the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.

The entrance road is being built on land donated to the college by Dr. Richard Camp. The approximately $1.3 million in road construction costs are being funded by the Poplar Bluff Regional Transportation Development District. Three Rivers will be responsible for landscaping and signage for the Grand Entrance.

"The road construction will provide Three Rivers with a dedicated entrance on Shelby Road," said Three Rivers President Dr. Devin Stephenson. "This entrance and the landscaped road linking the campus with Shelby Road will enhance the collegiate feel of the Poplar Bluff Campus. It also will solve a safety issue that has plagued the campus for years. As we continue to grow and expand, this project will ensure a safe, attractive means on and off campus for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors."

The Grand Entrance will continue the transformation of the Poplar Bluff Campus that began with the creation of the Lambert C. Drury Academic Resource Commons, is progressing with the Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building now under construction, and will move forward with a new Student Activity Center for which the college is now raising funds.

For information on ways to support Three Rivers efforts to enhance its facilities, increase scholarships, and expand higher education opportunities in Southeast Missouri, contact Development Director Emily Parks at 573-840-9077 or Sikeston Development Officer Michelle Reynolds at 573-472-6650. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit trcc.edu.

Architectural rendering shows what the Grand Entrance will look like when construction and landscaping are completed.
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