Medgar Evers College’s Academic Building I Awarded 2012 Building Brooklyn Award from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

The Award-Winning Academic Building I

Medgar Evers College is proud to announce that its newest building, Academic Building (ABI), has been awarded the 2012 Building Brooklyn Award in the Education category. The Building Brooklyn Awards are awarded annually by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, recognizing recently completed new and renovation construction projects with a positive impact on the borough’s economy and quality of life. Officially opened in October of 2010, AB1 houses the College’s School of Science, Health and Technology, a new cafeteria, computer-enabled smart classrooms, cutting-edge labs, and the Edison O. Jackson auditorium. The five-story 194,000 square foot building, the campus’ fourth, was a $247 million dollar construction project, built with generous funding from New York City and New York State.

“We thank the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for their recognition of the tremendous educational and economic impact of Academic Building I to the Brooklyn community,” said Dr. William L. Pollard, President of Medgar Evers College. “Academic Building I features cutting-edge resources that our faculty use to educate the next generation of scientists, doctors, nurses, and mathematicians, as well as perform innovative scientific research.”

ABI’s construction is one of several recently completed projects designed to enhance the Medgar Evers College campus, including a new student lounge and a $3.2 million renovation of the campus swimming pool which were recently completed. This Fall, an $18.3 million dollar renovation of the College’s Charles E. Inniss Memorial Library will commence, and when completed, will expand its total area, including student study areas, and enhance its physical and digital holdings. These projects are crucial to foster an environment in which Medgar Evers College students can succeed and thrive.

The Building Brooklyn Awards also honors individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing the business conditions and economic climate of Brooklyn. Other awardees include David Von Spreckelsen of Toll Brothers City Living and Michelle De La Uz of Fifth Avenue Committee. The award ceremony and cocktail reception will take place on July 12, 2012. For more information, visit or contact Lori Raphael, director of real estate and development for the Brooklyn Chamber, at 718- 875-1000 ext. 140, or

About Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.