BILLINGS – Rocky Mountain College celebrated the opening of its new science building on Wednesday.
The state-of-the-art Dr. Charles Morledge Science Building will be fully open to students this year.
Crews broke ground on the nearly $10 million project in spring of 2016, with the help of more than 85 donors.
Rocky President Bob Wilmouth said the completion of the project is just one step in the progress of Rocky Mountain College.
“Today we celebrate what is the latest chapter in our evolution,” said Wilmouth. “We launch a new era for education delivery here at Rocky Mountain College in the hard sciences. Over 90 percent of our students will come through this building and this adds new dimension. It’s not just about exploration in the sciences, this is about inter-professional academics, a true collaborative and collective charge for both our students and our faculty.”
Students, staff, donors and community leaders were on hand for the celebration.
Just down the street, MSU-Billings is also planning to build a new science building as well. University officials announced earlier this month they’d received enough donations and support to pay for the $15 million building.
Reporting by Samantha Harrelson for MTN News