Photo feature: Recreation and Wellness Center groundbreaking

University and campus leaders began a $16.3 million, 47,000-square-foot project to create the UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center on Sept. 5.

Led by Tamara Moore, executive director, Auxiliary Services, campus and CU leaders praised the expansion that will bring recreation, student health, counseling and nutrition counseling under one roof.

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak called the project to bring together various student services visionary and inspirational.

CU Regent Kyle Hybl, reflecting on participating in his third expansion-related ceremony this semester, praised UCCS for having a “community and culture of doers” and said the campus is a place where “amazing things happen.”

“Thank you for being both scrappy and relevant,” Hybl said to about 60 faculty, staff and students at the ceremony.

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Photos by Jeffery M Foster

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