A view of the front entrance of the CWC Health and Science Center.

A view of the front entrance of the CWC Health and Science Center.

(Riverton) – Central Wyoming College officially breaks ground on its voter approved Health and Science Center Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m.

The ceremony logically has been scheduled to take place a few hours before CWC’s annual nurses’ pinning ceremony at the building site which is near the flag pole close to the East parking lot.

Fremont County voters approved a CWC bond proposal in November 2010, agreeing the institution was in need of increasing the capacity of its nationally recognized nursing program and to create additional science lab space. With that voter affirmation, the Wyoming legislature agreed to provide additional funds to enhance facility even more.

Speaking at the groundbreaking are appreciative science and nursing students and faculty as well as Riverton Memorial Hospital administrator Chris Smolik, who along with Lander Regional Medical Center staff, urged the CWC board to move forward with the bond proposal. Dr. Roger Gose, the former CWC board chair who headed up the bond campaign and passionately spoke of the need of more nurses in the area, is also on the speaker’s list.

The public is cordially invited to witness the beginning of the Health and Science Center’s construction. The building officially opens to students in the Fall of 2013.

Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served on the patio of the CWC Food Court.