CRANFORD – Union County College will expand the Health Sciences Building on the Plainfield Campus, thanks in part to $4 million in NJ State “Building Our Future” funds.

On June 18, State Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks notified Union along with 34 other State colleges and universities of awards for project requests submitted in January.

The State’s $4 million capital investment in Union will enable the College to boost its allied-health and technical studies programs in Plainfield. The project will build two new computer classrooms and 18 open-access classrooms.

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Says Union County College President Margaret McMenamin, “The expansion of the Health Sciences building is supported by the Union County Freeholders and reflects the vision of the College’s Trustees to showcase Plainfield as the College’s center for career and technical-education campus. Union will continue to grow its presence in Plainfield and become part of the solution in the transformation of the City.”

The $4 million investment in Union is the second award the College has received under the 2012 “Building Our Future” bond referendum to support construction in State colleges and universities. The first of these grants funded the $1.4 million construction of two science laboratories in the Lessner building on the Elizabeth Campus.

For more information about Union County College, go to www.ucc.edu.