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Schoolcraft College names new building which will hold Wayne State, University of Toledo classes

January 23, 2014

Conway A. Jeffress, president of Schoolcraft College, has been so busy getting the school's new building ready for its Bachelor's and Master's degree partnership program with Wayne State University and the University of Toledo that he didn't have time to think about a name for it. That's why it came as a surprise for him when the Board of Trustees unanimously voted Wednesday to name the new building, the former American Community Mutual Insurance building at Seven Mile and Haggerty roads, after him, calling it The Jeffress Center. The 110,000-square-foot American Community Mutual Insurance building was purchased by Schoolcraft for $3.4 million. Last May, the Schoolcraft Board of Trustees approved issuing $18 million in bonds for several improvements, including renovating the building, to get ready for the university partnership. Most of UT's and WSU's classes will be held there.