On the first day back after winter break, Manassas Campus faculty and staff gathered for a much anticipated tour of Harry J. Parrish Hall.
Fine Arts Program Head Randy Michener was delighted with his first look at the large art room that boasts an abundance of natural light as well as separate prep and storage areas. State-of-the-art computer, engineering and biology labs appear to be move-in ready. Other building features include seminar rooms, student lounges, faculty offices, and a Barnes and Noble bookstore.
The beautiful, three-story structure should be ready for occupancy in the next few weeks. Dr. Dee Martin, dean of the Science and Applied Technologies Division, will be the first to move into the new space. Classes will be held in Parrish Hall during the spring second eight-week session.
The 55,000-square-foot building was named in honor of former Virginia Delegate Harry J. Parrish, a longtime advocate for NOVA.