ABERDEEN, Wash. - Grays Harbor College broke ground on their newest building yesterday. President Ed Brewster introduced the building's namesake "Gene Schermer has worked for, and with, the college now over 30 years. We are proud to have named this building after Dr. Gene Schermer."
Dr. Schermer himself was a little surprised when he learned that the 70-thousand square foot building would be named after him "More than a little bit surprised, I never anticipated that at all. I was just overwhelmed, and very humbled, by that."
Construction begins with demolition of the 400 building, and once complete, The $41.5-million Gene Schermer Instructional Building will be visible from the highway, it should be open for class by September of 2015.
Brewster said it was kismit that they were able to get construction funded by state legislature this year, after they cut 11% of the building's funding, the engineers came back with an estimate that was 11% less than the 44-million expected.
The 70-thousand square foot building will cost around $41.5-million, and should be open by September of 2015.