More than 300 people attended a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the new Mitchell Technical Institute Campus Center on Tuesday, September 13.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held before guests were ushered into the 70,000 sq. foot facility. Self-guided tours were available as well as five stations featuring a variety of foods prepared by students and staff in the Culinary Academy.
It was also the first public unveiling of the all new Oak Room, a Mitchell dining tradition.
Remarks were delivered by MTI president Greg Von Wald, South Dakota Director of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Mark Wilson, Mayor Lou Sebert, Mitchell schools superintendent Joe Graves, and president of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation, John Iverson. The event was hosted and coordinated by the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce.
The building opened August 29 for the start of the school year. It houses all of MTI's Health Sciences programs as well as the Culinary Academy, Accounting/Business Management, Electrical Utilities and Substation Technology, and General Education classes. Students will also find most campus services there including the Instructional Services Center, the Bookstore, food service, and all administrative offices including Admissions.