Prince William Campus Holds Celebration Wednesday

Posted: September 16, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

The Prince William Campus celebrates three landmark events Wednesday, Sept. 18: a groundbreaking ceremony for a third academic building, the campus’s fifth anniversary, and a kickoff for the higher education bond referendum campaign. The theme of the community celebration is “Building Virginia’s Future.” Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. behind Prince William I. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Verizon Auditorium.

“We’re moving to the next plateau, and this celebration is a milestone of a remarkable five years,” says Larry Czarda, vice president for operations, Prince William.

Mark Holcomb, chairman of the Prince William Campus Advisory Board and director of communications for the Manassas site of Micron Technology Inc., facilitates the program. Speakers include Virginia Secretary of Education Belle Wheelan; Sen. Charles Colgan and Del. Harry Parrish, Virginia General Assembly; Sean Connaughton, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors; Marvin Gillum, City of Manassas mayor; and Alan Merten, George Mason president. An instrumental group from Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas will perform during the program, and students from local high schools will attend.

Joe Rinaldi’s Dixieland Band jazzes up the celebration. Free hot dogs, popcorn, and other refreshments will be offered by a variety of vendors, and an anniversary cake will be cut for all to enjoy. For additional information, call (703) 993-8376.

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