Overlooking a beautiful lake and fountain, a four-story, $33 million Partnership Center is the newest jewel for Seminole State College of Florida. Located at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Partnership Center will enable more Seminole County residents to earn affordable University of Central Florida bachelor’s degrees close to home.

UCF President John Hitt and several trustees joined Seminole State leaders Friday at a dedication ceremony for the center, which includes 29 state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, a new library and office suites for faculty members from both institutions. The Partnership Center, which opened for classes in January, houses UCF and Seminole State classes, along with UCF student services offices.

“This new facility represents the latest achievement in what is one of the most successful higher education alliances anywhere,” Hitt said. “UCF is fortunate to have such a strong partner in Seminole State College. And students and families in our region are fortunate to have such high-quality, affordable options available to them right in their neighborhoods.”

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