NCCC opens science and vet tech center

State and NCCC representatives cut the ribbon to the Joyner Health Science Center building. From left were NCCC President Michael Rooke, Board of Regents Chairman Matt Fleury, state Rep. Jay Case, former state representative and NCCC graduate Roberta Willis and Mark Ojakian, president of the state’s Colleges and Universities System. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) in Winsted celebrated the opening of the new Joyner Health Science Center on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Hundreds of people, including town and state officials, attended.

The building has been open since the beginning of the fall semester on Aug. 29.

Planning began in 2008 when NCCC received a $4 million donation to create the science center. The state authorized $24.7 million for the project in 2015.

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