Hundreds of people gathered Friday, September 18, 2009 on the Allegheny Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the $20 million K. Leroy Irvis Science Center. Attendees included members of the Irvis family, regional and state legislators, representatives from the CCAC board of trustees and CCAC Educational Foundation board of directors, community leaders and members of the CCAC family. View the commemorative video or read more at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
From the construction of the building to the internal “green” operating systems and state-of-the-art science equipment, the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center will stand as a testament to the marvels and possibilities of science. The science and technology labs will incorporate the most advanced technology available, with five floors providing cutting-edge teaching tools and equipment to students and faculty alike.
If you were unable to attend the event, you may view the groundbreaking ceremony program and view our shared memories of the event below.
|CCAC President Alex Johnson welcomes attendees to the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center groundbreaking. |
|The stage party, including family members of K. Leroy Irvis, local and state legislators, members of the CCAC Board of Trustees and CCAC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, campus leadership and CCAC President Alex Johnson pause before proceeding to the ceremonial groundbreaking.|
|The ceremonial groundbreaking.|
|CCAC Board of Trustees Chair Thomas J. Santone, JD presents the Irvis family with a signed copy of the CCAC resolution naming the future K. Leroy Irvis Science Center.|
|Cathryn L. Edwards Irvis thanks the groundbreaking participants for celebrating K .Leroy Irvis’s commitment to education and change.|
|The lunch reception was sponsored by the CCAC Alumni Board and Alumni Affairs.|
|Afternoon events included a self-guided walking tour featuring memorabiila from the life of K. Leroy Irvis.|
|The afternoon ended with a panel discussion of the Life and accomplishments of K. Leroy Irvis, with speakers including Robert Hill, Nancy Travis Bolden, Laurence Glasco, PhD and Reginald Irvis.|
Learn more about this remarkable man. A series of biographical videos are availble at the National Visionary Leadership Project.