Bay College, NMU both get funds for capital projects

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a higher education capital outlay bill this week that means three U.P. colleges will be able to proceed with remodeling projects.

"These investments allow higher education in Michigan to stay on the cutting-edge," Snyder says. "Our colleges and universities play a critical role in Michigan's future. I am pleased that we are able to support these worthwhile projects."

Bay de Noc Community College was granted $750,000 for remodeling the nursing lab and lecture hall, while Gogebic Community College was also granted $750,000 for building renovations.

Northern Michigan University was granted $25 million to replace Jamrich Hall, a main classroom building, which includes tearing down the old building and erecting a new one.

The other colleges granted funds in the bill were Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Alpena Community College, Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson Community College, Lansing Community College, Mid-Michigan Community College and North Central Michigan College.

In total, the state committed more than $300 million to higher education construction projects, with an equal amount of investment in the projects coming from the local level.

Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Bay de Noc Community College
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