A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 27, at 10 a.m. at the site of Ozarks Technical Community College’s new Table Rock Campus. Located at 10698 Historic Highway 165 in Hollister, the campus will open its doors to students in the fall semester of 2013.
“This groundbreaking is a great opportunity for citizens of Hollister and the surrounding area to see our location, and to learn more about the facilities and what we will be offering at our new campus,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. “We are looking forward to being a part of the Stone and Taney County communities for many years.”
OTC purchased a total of 8.25 acres located between Highways 65 and 165, including the former Crockey’s Restaurant, in December of 2010. In addition to the purchased land, the City of Hollister donated a contiguous .83 acres, bringing the total land now owned by the College to 9.08 acres. The empty restaurant was demolished and the land cleaned for construction over the summer.
Citizens in the Hollister School District voted to join the Ozarks Technical Community College district in April of 2010. Among other community benefits, joining the OTC district allows Hollister residents to pay the in-district tuition at the College, which is significantly lower than the cost for students living outside of the district.
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