Triton College took the next step in rebuilding its campus with a historic groundbreaking on its River Grove east campus on April 27. The Triton College East Campus Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony was the beginning of many more campus renovations to come over the next few years as Triton looks to the future.
Renovations to the east campus is part of Triton College’s $53 million Campus Renewal Project, which will also include modernizing the Child Development Center with an integrated childcare program and a lab school teaching environment for Triton students. In addition, Triton is proposing to update the Student Center, modernize Triton’s on-campus greenhouses and constructing a demonstration kitchen and bistro lab for Triton’s hospitality students.
Members of the Triton College Board; students, faculty and staff at Triton College; community members and former professional athletes and Triton alumni Lance Johnson, Jeff Reboulet and Lou Collier were all in attendance at the event.
Some of the east campus renovations will include constructing a multi-purpose field and revitalizing Triton’s baseball field, which are expected to be completed November 2015. Other east campus renovations will include updating Triton’s Robert M. Collins Center and its Industrial Technology Building.
Economic development is the common theme of many of Triton’s new proposals. Training students for the jobs of tomorrow is the prime objective.