NEW INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE Four campus renovation projects greeted students as the fall 2010 semester began. Funded with NWC budget reserves and major maintenance funds from the State of Wyoming, projects included the following.
Hinckley Library: A 5,316-square foot addition – $2,167,000
Audio Recording and Broadcast Studios: Remodeled Nelson Performing Arts Center space – $726,000
Crop and Soil Sciences Greenhouse: New facility construction – $299,000
Orendorff Building facelift: Remodeling entrance and Admissions Office – $419,000
A majority of the $3,611,000 for construction went to subcontractors in Park County and elsewhere in Wyoming. A Sept. 23 public open house showcased the new educational spaces.
FOUNDATION DONATIONS PUMP SCHOLARSHIPS NWC Foundation investments rebounded from the recession's economic slump, providing $811,000 in scholarships to students during the year. The Foundation manages endowments totaling $19,926,246.
ECONOMIC IMPACT Student and college operations "spending and productivity effects" total $78 million annually, according to the NWC section of an economic impact study of Wyoming's seven community colleges completed this spring by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc.