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Aims celebrates 45 years of community support and education

Aims Community College celebrated 45 years of educational excellence on Sept. 5 with a parade and ribbon cutting ceremonies for two newly completed campus improvement projects.

Employees, students and members of the community paraded along the new Pedestrian Promenade on the Greeley campus, a new walkway that connects the campus in all directions.

“The Promenade is much more than a sidewalk connecting buildings. It is an inviting environment lined with benches, study areas, and an outdoor classroom,” said Aims Community College President Marsi Liddell. “The Promenade is in response to our students, who wanted more pedestrian-friendly ways to get from one side of the campus to the other.”

The College also dedicated a new road in honor of Harold and Florence Winograd. The Winograds shared a tradition of community involvement and supporting organizations and institutions, including Aims Community College. Harold died in 1999 and Florence passed away Aug. 12. “She will be missed for her love of students and her generous dedication to helping them attain an education,” continued Liddell.

The parade continued on to the west entrance of the Westview building, where a second ribbon cutting marked the reopening of the building after extensive renovations. Attendees enjoyed light refreshments and self-guided tours of Westview.

Other campus improvements include landscaping and signage, new tennis courts and an outdoor classroom located along the Promenade.