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Union County College Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Expansion of Health Sciences Building in Plainfield

Union County College Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Expansion of Health Sciences Building in Plainfield
Holding the big scissors are Dean of Plainfield Campus and Allied Sciences Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu and President McMenamin. To her right is Union County College Board of Trustees member, Union County College Board of Governors Vice Chair, and Union County College Foundation Chair Lawrence D. Bashe, and to his right is Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Angel G. Estrada.

PLAINFIELD – On January 21, 2020, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the College’s Plainfield campus to celebrate the completion of renovations of the Health Sciences Building, which is home to multiple in-demand health training programs. Dean of the Plainfield Campus and Allied Sciences Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu welcomed the guests to campus. Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin spoke about how the state-of-the-art facilities housed in the building are integral to providing Union students with the high-quality education and training needed in today’s job market.

Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Angel G. Estrada was present for the ceremony, as well as Union County College Board of Trustees member, Board of Governors Vice Chair, and Foundation Board Chair Lawrence D. Bashe. Members of the College’s faculty and staff were also in attendance.

The expansion of the building includes new labs for the College’s paramedic emergency health science, physical therapist assistant, and respiratory care programs. The renovation also provides a new conference room, additional classrooms, and two computer labs as well as a spacious atrium in the front of the building.

“This upgraded and expanded facility is exactly what our students need to receive state-of-the-art training in the various health fields,” stated President McMenamin. “This is just one more way in which we are achieving our mission of providing a high-quality education at an affordable cost to Union County residents. Our goal is to provide students with an education that leads to employment in careers that help support a family.”