Hudson County Community College Provides Glimpse of New North Hudson Higher Education Center

Elected officials joined the College’s administrators in unveiling plans for the $28,165,000, 7-story, ‘complete campus under one roof’                                                                            


Pictured from left: Richard Turner, mayor, Township of Weehawken; Eliu Rivera, Chairman Pro Tempore, Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders; HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert; Dr. Paula P. Pando, HCCC Vice President of the North Hudson Center and Student Affairs; U.S. Rep. Albio Sires; Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise; Hudson County Clerk Barbara Netchert; William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair, HCCC Board of Trustees; U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez; Dr. Timothy Brennan, Jr., Hudson County Executive Superintendent of Schools and HCCC Trustee; Dawn Zimmer, mayor, City of Hoboken; Hudson County Freeholder Jeffrey Dublin; and Christopher F. Irizarry, Commissioner of Department of Recreation, Parks and Public Property, City of Union City.
The  College’s Vice President of the North Hudson Center and Student Affairs Dr. Paula P. Pando said that at seven stories and 92,250 square feet, the new North Hudson Center is the largest construction effort ever undertaken by the College. The College charged the architectural firm Rivardo Schnitzer Capazzi to design a building that is people-centered, environmentally conscious, technologically up-to-date, and capable of handling the College’s present and projected enrollment growth and its expansion of program offerings. (Hudson County Community College realized a 22% increase in enrollments in 2009-2010, the largest increase of any county college in New Jersey.) Construction on the steel-frame structure began in spring of 2009, and the anticipated opening date is spring 2011.”North Hudson Center will be a complete campus under one roof, and because we are the community’s College, it will also have spaces for a variety of College and community events,” Dr. Gabert stated. Continue reading
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