College & Community Relations

Downtown Center to host an open house celebration for its first-year anniversary

Submitted on: 08-01-2007

The Aims Community College Downtown Center will be celebrating its first year anniversary on August 7. Since opening in the fall of 2006, enrollment at the Downtown Center has grown from 30 to 160 students. “The Center has rapidly grown from a start-up campus to an active, learning environment,” said Aims Downtown Center Director Heather Lelchook. “Students are using the computer lab outside of class to study, buying books for their classes, seeking out student services with the on-site advisor and are choosing to take the GED and Accuplacer tests here.” The Greeley Downtown Development Authority has also expressed its support for the growth of the Downtown Center. “We appreciate Aims being downtown. Anytime we can get students of any age down here, they may venture into the restaurants, have lunch or shop, and that is a positive thing,” said Mark Olson, Executive Director of the DDA. “The whole idea of offering life-changing classes in a location that is accessible to those who might not have a chance to further their education is great.” The community is invited to stop by to celebrate the one-year anniversary at an Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Downtown Center in the historic Kress Building, 815 8th Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Fall semester begins Sept. 4. Call Aims today at (970) 330-8008 or visit for more information on how to register for classes.

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