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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Clinton College Academic Building

March 21, 2022

Media Advisory: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Clinton College Academic Building

  • What: Groundbreaking ceremony for new academic building at Clinton College
  • When: Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:00 am
  • Where: Clinton College Main Campus
  • RSVP: This event is open to the public. 

Rock Hill, SC – Clinton College will break ground on its new $1 million Academic Building. The nearly 7,200 square foot facility, located on the main campus of Clinton College will be the future home of the Academic Services Department which includes faculty and staff offices, classrooms, choir room, and writing lab. The building will also house the college’s future nursing program teaching and observation area.

“This new state-of-the-art facility for our academic department is a step in the right direction as we continue to develop the New Clinton,” said Dr. McCorn, President of Clinton College. “With the establishment of new minors and majors at the college, having facilities and resources for our students and faculty is important as we continue to promote academic excellence.”

The college is working with J.M. Cope Construction located in Rock Hill, SC on this exciting project. "We are excited to start another project at Clinton College. We are thankful to be a part of the continued growth on campus and for what it will mean to our community at large,” said J.M. Cope President Wes Drummond. “Clinton College has been a partner of J.M. Cope for many years, and we are thankful for it to continue through the new addition.”

The academic building is the newest building to be built on campus since 2005. As the college continues to grow, plans are underway to develop more new buildings such as a new residence hall and dining hall.

"The new administration building is just the start of the revitalization of Clinton College’s campus," said J.M. Cope project manager, Jeffrey Hayes.  "J.M. Cope is excited for the future of Clinton College and honored to assist the college in implementing its vision for the future.”  


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About Clinton College
Clinton College is a historically black, private institution founded in 1894 by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Today, the doors of the institution are open to all, those who have achieved academically and to those who have yet to reach their full potential. The mission of Clinton College is to create a holistic environment that cultivates an inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who are prepared to excel in academic achievement; experience moral and spiritual growth; demonstrate positive and effective leadership skills as lifetime citizens in a global society. For more information about Clinton College please visit