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GSC Crews Had Busy Summer Sprucing Up Campus

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2011

For more information:
Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361 ext. 6390

Glenville, WV—When students arrived for the fall semester at Glenville State College, they surely noticed that many areas of the campus had received a bit of a facelift over the summer.

River rock was added to shrub beds replacing the old mulch

GSC Physical Plant employees spent many hours on multiple projects to improve the beauty and function of the campus. Projects ranged from small flower bed renovations to large projects like the new Pioneer Center that is now under construction on Mineral Road.

“With assistance from the State of  West Virginia, summer student workers, and contractors, our Physical Plant employees have been able to accomplish a great deal of improvements throughout the campus that will benefit our many users. As we continue to grow, the GSC Physical Plant remains committed to providing safe and comfortable facilities for the college and community to live, learn, and work,” said GSC Physical Plant Director Tom Ratliff.

Some of the larger projects that were worked on include: the relocation and expansion of the College Completion Center in Clark Hall, completion of the GSC Small Business Development Center and the Java City coffee shop on Main Street, installation of new heating and cooling systems in the classrooms and labs in the Heflin Administration Building, work on phase one of the construction of the Pioneer Center, and construction of new television and radio studios in the Mollohan Campus Community Center.

Crews begin work on retaining wall

Additionally, crews accomplished many projects designed to increase the beauty of the campus including; painting and installing night-time lighting for the fountain in the Dora Heflin Garden, reworking and adding river rock to shrub beds campus-wide, construction of a new retaining wall next to the Louis Bennett Hall stairs behind the Administration Building, new sidewalk and stairs from Goodwin Hall bus stop to library stairs, remodeling and repainting of the pool in the Physical Education Building, repainting of the field house at Morris Stadium, completion of the remodeling of the first floor of the Heflin Administration Building with the addition of new furniture, and repainting several exterior building signs.

New retaining wall behind Administration Building

GSC Physical Plant crews also assisted with improvements to the Firing Range on Mineral Road. The safety of the range has been increased by the addition of dirt mounds to protect the shooting pavilions. Crushed asphalt that was removed from the construction site of the Pioneer Center was spread on the access road and used to enlarge the parking area.

October will be another very busy month for Physical Plant workers as they prepare the campus for the annual Homecoming week which will take place the week of October 17-22.

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