Posted: Sep 23, 2010 6:14 PM by Melissa Hawkes
Updated: Sep 23, 2010 6:19 PM
It took 20 years of waiting but today, LSU Eunice finally broke ground on a new building to house the school's continuing education offices, classrooms and auditoriums.
It's a 7.4 million investment in community education. The 42,000 square foot building will provide additional classrooms, which sophomore Erica Lebert said is desperately needed.
Lebert said, "a lot of people who are trying to come here and they are being turned away because maybe we don't have enough room for classes."
Sophomore, Brittany Thibodeaux, said "one thing that brings a lot of students is the small classrooms and having more people come in, the small classrooms are getting bigger, so we do need to expand."
The new building is going up thanks to the state's surplus funds from 2007. Over the past five years, LSU Eunice has grown twenty five percent.
Chancellor, William Nunez, said " we've been working on it since 1991-- believe it or not. As you know in Louisiana, you can never expect that things are going to happen your way but finally through working with a lot of good people it has happened."
If all goes as planned, the building will be open in the spring of 2012.