Demolition underway at future home of OTC's Table Rock Campus

Demolition underway at future home of OTC's Table Rock Campus

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

Demolition has begun at the site of the former Crockey’s restaurant in Hollister, located on Highway 165, to prepare the property for construction of Ozarks Technical Community College’s new Table Rock Campus.  Demolition is expected to take approximately two weeks, and construction will begin later this year.  The campus will open its doors to students in the fall semester of 2013.

“We are pleased with the progress that is being made in Hollister as we work toward the opening of our third full-service campus,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “The location is ideally suited to allow us to provide convenient access to education and job training for citizens in the Hollister and the Table Rock Lake area.”

OTC purchased a total of 8.25 acres located between Highways 65 and 165, including the empty 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.

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.