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Renovated Shuler Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 14, 2009

<p>From left to right: Delegate Bob Hull, Provost <strong>Barbara Saperstone</strong>, President <strong>Robert G. Templin, Jr.</strong>, Delegate David Bulova, <strong>Diane Tuininga</strong> (Vice Chair, NOVA Board), Supervisor John Cook (Fairfax County Board of Supervisors), <strong>James L. White</strong> (Chair, NOVA Board), Delegate Vivian Watts and Delegate Chuck Caputo.&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;<em>&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160; &amp;#160;</em></p>

On September 25, Provost Barbara Saperstone hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Shuler Science Building at the Annandale Campus.

The renovated Shuler Building will add an additional 15,000 square feet to the existing building, four additional labs, a new Science Learning Center and a student access area. In addition, the building is now considered ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant and can hold up to 28 to 30 students per classroom.

The building was named after Cecil Shuler, a former dean at NOVA and the second person hired at what was then called the Northern Virginia Technical College when it was established in 1965. Dean Shuler was a driving force behind the development of the College’s curriculum and the establishment of its campuses.

Guests at the ceremony included NOVA President Robert G. Templin, Jr. and representatives from the NOVA Board, State Delegates, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County School Systems, Virginia Community College System (VCCS), George Mason University, Wisnewski Blair & Associates Ltd. and Barlow Malow Company.

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