|MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee at Martin Ripley Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Thursday, Feb. 7, to officially open the center’s new 8,000-square-foot expansion. The event will run from 4:30-6 p.m., with the program and ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 4:45 followed by the open house. The public is invited.
The expansion adds three faculty offices, three classrooms, one lecture hall and a student lounge. The center, located at 315 South Washington Street, was first opened and dedicated Sept. 6, 2007.
A partnership between the city of Ripley and UT Martin made the expansion possible as the city and the university split the cost of developing the space.
Information about the UT Martin Ripley Center is available by calling 731-221-8778, toll free 1-866-295-8956 or on the web at www.utm.edu/ripley.