A small crowd gathered on the east side of the Fort Morgan - Morgan Community College Campus, Thursday morning, for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Dahms-Talton Center for Skilled Trades & Technology. Folks braved a cold December 14th breeze at 10am as MCC President, Dr. Curt Freed gave opening remarks on the south end of Cottonwood Hall. He thanked both Dr. Alan Dahms and Polli Talton-Dahms for their (financial) generosity and how much that makes a difference in the community, and how their contributions, as he said, are “the single greatest display of philanthropy & partnership that I’ve experienced in my career.” Dr. Freed also thanked the City of Fort Morgan for their help with infrastructure costs associated with the new building. Countless staff and personnel were thanked for their help also.
Other esteemed guests at the event spoke at the podium thanking all involved, including Donnie Edson current President of the MCC Foundation, George O’Clair of the MCC CTE Faculty, Student of the program Alan Bowman, Fort Morgan City Manager Brent Nation, Steven Huff of Cannon Design, and Travis LaFever from Buildings By Design. There were many members of the community in attendance including the Mayor, City Council members, City & MCC staff, as well as staff from the Cannon and Buildings by Design. The building will be located at the exact site of the groundbreaking, with estimates of completion by October of 2024. The new 4,942 square-foot facility will provide much needed space for MCC’s electrical programs, as well as the ability to grow the college’s trade offerings including HVAC, solar & green technologies, among many others. For more information about MCC’s programs, visit www.MorganCC.edu or call (970) 542-3100.