Blue Ridge Campus Expanding

By: Damon Dillman
By: Damon Dillman

Enrollment at Blue Ridge Community College has grown by roughly 30-percent in the last three years. Now the school has plans to expand its campus to keep up with the additional students.

On Wednesday night, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors got a look at plans for a new Fine Arts Center on the school's Weyers Cave campus.

The presentation was done by the school's president, Jim Perkins, who says the new, $5 million project will help Blue Ridge expand its curriculum.

"It would give us the space we need for general purpose classrooms that we desperately need right now," he said. "But it would also allow us to expand into the humanities and performing arts, which is an area that we have not fully developed at the college."

Perkins says the new building will also include additional office space, plus a 200-seat theatre. He hopes the building will be ready for the fall of 2006.

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