From left: MPCC President Michael Chipps, Bruce Dowse, Don Davis and Ryan Purdy tour the rapidly progressing Custer Campus on the west edge of Broken Bow Monday morning. Dowse was explaining the layout of the building to the group.
Michael Chipps, president of Mid Plains Community College, was among those who braved the cold Monday morning to check out the progress of the new Custer Campus in Broken Bow. MPCC is one of the colleges who will be leasing space and providing classes at the campus when it opens in the Fall of 2011.
The college campus is the result of a large fundraising effort in Custer County and the surrounding area. The majority of the funds being used to build the college came from individual donors and businesses in the area, through the efforts of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.
The building is moving along rapidly, and was expected to be fully enclosed by the end of the week, allowing workers to be able to get in out of the cold to finish the project. Don Davis, coordinator of the extended MPCC campus in Broken Bow, was excited as he explained to the members of the touring party just what each space would be used for.
Chipps and Davis both expressed their appreciation for Custer County, the community of Broken Bow, and the CEDC for making the dream of this project a reality.