def #7 01/25/11
GROUND BREAKING OPPORTUNITY
Ocean County Freeholders joined with the Ocean County College and Kean University communities to celebrate the beginning of construction of the Gateway Building, a 74,000 square foot instructional facility that will serve as the centerpiece of the Kean and Ocean County College partnership on the OCC campus in Toms River. The five-story building, which is being funded by Kean University, Ocean County College and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will include a 225-seat lecture hall, 26 classrooms, computer labs, graphic design studio, seminar rooms, and administrative offices. Pictured at the ground breaking are from left to right Carl Van Thulin, chairman of the Ocean County College Board of Trustees, College Trustee Jerry J. Dasti, Dr. Dawood Farahi, President of Kean University, Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr., freeholder liaison to OCC, Ocean County College President Dr. Jon H. Larson, Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, Linda L. Novak, Joanne Pehlivanian, and Harvey L. York, all members of the Ocean County College Board of Trustees.