Concrete trucks pouring into Grays Harbor College campus

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Demolition of the 400 building is complete, and construction officially begins today on the Gene Schermer Instructional Building at the Aberdeen campus of Grays Harbor College.
President Ed Brewster tells us “they’re going to start doing major concrete pours. We’re going to have concrete trucks [moving] on and off campus all day long, they’ll be lined up, and we don’t want those to interfere with our student traffic.
Brewster said  students are being encouraged to park in the lower lot and take cardiac lane, or a Grays Harbor Transit bus to help with the added traffic. 
Once complete, The $41.5-million Gene Schermer Instructional Building will be visible from the highway, it should be open for class by September of 2015. 

Brewster said it was kismet that they were able to get construction funded by state legislature this year, after they cut 11% of the building’s funding, the engineers came back with an estimate that was 11% less than the 44-million expected.

GH College New Building

New Campus(*NOTE: the Cost value has changed since these images were created by the contractor, and is reflected accurately in our story.)

The 70-thousand square foot building will cost around $41.5-million, and should be open by September of 2015.

Water leak closes Grays Harbor College campus Thursday

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Evening classes at the Aberdeen campus of Grays Harbor College were cancelled yesterday afternoon due to a water main break during construction. College President Ed Brewster said yesterday that they expected the problem to be fixed overnight, and classes to resume today. Their facebook page reports “Crews were able to fix the water leak at 8:00 PM on Thursday. Thanks to everyone that was involved to get campus open again.”

Grays Harbor College breaks ground on Gene Schermer Instructional Building

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Grays Harbor College broke ground on their newest building yesterday. President Ed Brewster introduced the building’s namesake “Gene Schermer has worked for, and with, the college now over 30 years. We are proud to have named this building after Dr. Gene Schermer.”
Dr. Schermer himself was a little surprised when he learned that the 70-thousand square foot building would be named after him “More than a little bit surprised, I never anticipated that at all. I was just overwhelmed, and very humbled, by that.”
Construction begins with demolition of the 400 building, and once complete, The $41.5-million Gene Schermer Instructional Building will be visible from the highway, it should be open for class by September of 2015. 

Brewster said it was kismit that they were able to get construction funded by state legislature this year, after they cut 11% of the building’s funding, the engineers came back with an estimate that was 11% less than the 44-million expected.

GH College New Building

New CampusThe 70-thousand square foot building will cost around $41.5-million, and should be open by September of 2015.

Grays Harbor College breaking ground on new building

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Grays Harbor College will break ground on their newest building next week. The Gene Schermer Instructional Building will house Sciences, Nursing, Technology, Art, Engineering & Math for the main campus.
President Ed Brewster said demolition of the 400/450 buildings is slated to begin very soon, and they’re eying another building already “eventually we’ll take down the 200 building, the HUB will be the only building left to replace now.” Brewster said some classes will be moving into the 800 building during construction. 
GH College New Building

New CampusThe 70-thousand square foot building will cost around $41.5-million, and should be open by September of 2015.

Budget Cuts Could Affect Grays Harbor College Employees

Layoff’s could soon be coming to Grays Harbor College President Ed Brewster tells us based on the Governor’s budget and preliminary house budget, the college is bracing for another 13% reduction in state funding, which amounts to about 1.3 million dollars, and would add to the 1.8 million dollar hit to funding that the college has already absorbed through attrition. Those affected could be 5 administrative members, and 4 classified employees.