More than 100 people joined Blue Ridge Community and Technical College leaders Friday to celebrate the completion of an $18.2 million campus project with ribbon-cutting and flag-raising ceremonies.
Staged in front of the college’s new 55,000-square-foot academic/administrative building on the 46-acre campus, the celebration highlighted a milestone in the growth of the school, which expects about 4,400 students to enroll for the fall semester.
“This has been a long time in the making,” Blue Ridge CTC President Peter G. Checkovich said. “Yeah, we’ve worked on this for a couple years, but really, it’s been a vision for the last 20.”
Checkovich recounted the college’s growth since starting in 1974 on the campus of what then was Shepherd College to the school’s move in 2001 to Martinsburg, where it leased space in the former Blue Ridge Outlets shopping center complex.