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January 23, 2014

Schoolcraft College names new building which will hold Wayne State, University of Toledo classes


Conway A. Jeffress, president of Schoolcraft College, has been so busy getting the schoolís new building ready for its Bachelorís and Masterís degree partnership program with Wayne State University and the University of Toledo that he didnít have time to think about a name for it. Thatís why it came as a surprise for him when the Board of Trustees unanimously voted Wednesday to name the new building, the former American Community Mutual Insurance building at Seven Mile and Haggerty roads, after him, calling it The Jeffress Center. The 110,000-square-foot American Community Mutual Insurance building was purchased by Schoolcraft for $3.4 million. Last May, the Schoolcraft Board of Trustees approved issuing $18 million in bonds for several improvements, including renovating the building, to get ready for the university partnership. Most of UT's and WSU's classes will be held there.


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