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Groundbreaking: WIU-QC Riverfront Phase II
MOLINE, IL -- From the initial groundbreaking for Phase I in March 2010, to a ribbon-cutting and grand opening of that first building in January 2012 to the start of the fall semester last week at the new campus, the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus has been expanding over the past two years. Today (Aug. 29) added even more to the growth of WIU's presence in the Quad Cities as the official groundbreaking for Phase II of the Riverfront Campus took place at at the campus' River Drive location in Moline.
Throughout the years, businesses, industries, local organizations, government leaders and higher education have worked together to support legislation and funding for the expanded Riverfront Campus.
"We are so thankful for our many partners. Because of these relationships and the support Western Illinois University has received from a variety of constituency groups, we have moved the expansion of Western Illinois University's Quad Cities campus forward to provide the region with outstanding public higher education opportunities," said WIU President Jack Thomas.
"Today, I'm pleased to once again mark a milestone in the 100-year history of the Western Illinois University's Riverfront Campus," Gov. Pat Quinn said. "This investment will create jobs now and in the future by expanding the educational opportunities that are so vital to our students competing in the 21st century economy."
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