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HCC abuzz with construction

August 06, 1998|By DAVE McMILLION

The changes under way at Hagerstown Community College are so striking that people are wondering whether it's still open, a school official said.

Construction crews have carved out a hillside beside the administration building to make way for a $9 million Learning Resource Center, and behind the adminstration building, workers are constructing a day-care center.

Across the campus, workers are digging trenches to extend a new air conditioning system to buildings.

At times, all the construction looks like a "mound of ants" working, said school spokeswoman Patti Churchey.

"It's everywhere," Churchey said.

Churchey said the college has been getting calls from students and parents who are wondering if the school is still open.

It is, and there are signs on campus to help direct people to different places, Churchey said.

Although the Learning Resource Center will not be finished until 2000, much of the heavy construction will be finished by mid-fall, Churchey said.

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The fall semester begins Aug. 31.

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