Southeastern celebrates new Computer Science and Technology Building

Tuesday, November 28, 2017ribbon cutting
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern cut the ribbon Monday (Nov. 27) to officially celebrate the opening of the new Computer Science and Technology Building on campus. The project, which was 10 years in the making, dovetails with the recent DXC Technology announcement in which Southeastern is a lead campus for providing graduates to fill an anticipated 2,000 technology positions.
     The new 70,000 square foot facility houses computer science, information technology, engineering technology, industrial technology, and occupational safety, health and environment programs. Features include modern, high tech classrooms; faculty offices; specialty labs for computer science; construction technology; material testing; machine and manufacturing; automation and robotics; ergonomics; industrial hygiene/fire protection and drafting. Architects for the project were Holly and Smith Architects and contractors were Percy Matherne Contractors, Inc.
     Present at the ribbon cutting were, from left, Lu Yuan, interim head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller, Sen. Beth Mizell, Hammond Mayor Pete Panepinto, University of Louisiana System Board Member Pam Egan, Jeffrey Smith and Michael Holly of Holly and Smith Architects, Southeastern President John L. Crain, President of the University of Louisiana System Jim Henderson, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Rep. Chris Broadwater, Rep. Robby Carter, former U.L. System President and former Southeastern President Randy Moffett, Sen. Bodi White, Rep. Steve Pugh, Rep. Reid Falconer, and Don Matherne and Bobby Sheets of Percy Matherne Contractors, Inc.

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