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FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR NEW CAMPUS RESIDENCE TO BE ERECTED BY D. STEPHENSON CONSTRUCTION, INC.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Florida Memorial University administrators will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 29, 2010  to initiate the new Living and Learning Residence building project on campus. D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., a well-known minority firm, was recently awarded the contract to build the residence halls which will be comprised of four buildings and will accommodate 350 suite-style bedrooms with bathrooms.

 

“We are honored to have been selected as the firm to set this project in motion,” stated President /CEO Dwight Stephenson for D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. “The buildings will not only include suites, but common area amenities such as a multi-purpose reception room with kitchen, a recreation and game room, and a fitness room. Students will also enjoy computer rooms, a media room, a classroom, student lounges, laundry rooms, vending machines, and a student health center at their disposal. The project is slated for completion in August 2011, and we are confident that incoming students will be pleased with the finished product,” he continued.  

 

Sandra T. Thompson, Ph.D. shared her sentiments about the project. “I am so delighted to see the strategic planning efforts of the FMU Board of Trustees and administration result in the success of the new Living and Learning Residence. We are now in a position to announce this residence project to our students, their parents, and the broader community,” she stated.

 

Guests attending the Florida Memorial University groundbreaking on campus are urged to confirm their attendance by calling (305) 626-3605 by Monday, June 28.

 

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