Parker, Arizona - Today, the Arizona Western College Parker Community Center was officially opened.   Dignitaries and AWC officials gathered to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newest facility in the La Paz area. It was time to celebrate a history of community partnerships and a future of collaborations.

The 11,200 square feet new facility will be used for classroom space, with an exciting feature:  the classrooms can be converted into a large meeting space that will be able to accommodate 250 seated guests, dining style.  This will allow the new facility to serve as a venue to host different events for the community and/or private entities when not being used as classrooms. There will also be a fitness center, kitchen and offices in the new facility.

Katheline Ocampo, Associate Dean for La Paz County Services at AWC, said “I am excited about the possibilities and programs this new facility will support. We will continue to meet the current needs of our community and explore how AWC will be able to better improve services offered to the community.”

The total cost is estimated to be around 1.8 million for the new AWC Parker Community Center.

There was a Groundbreaking Celebration for the new Arizona Western College Parker Community Center on Thursday, May 5.  The celebration took place at the AWC Parker Learning Center (1109 S Geronimo Ave, Parker, AZ), which is located immediately south of where the new facility will be built.