Aug 30, 2014 1:09 PM by AP
SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) - The open field behind Fletcher Technical Community College's Schriever campus could be filled with buildings in the coming years.
School officials say Fletcher plans to build a $5.1 million student services center using state money authorized by the Legislature in 2013 and also with private donations. The state funding is contingent upon a 20 percent private match. Fletcher will receive $4.5 million for the student services center.
Fletcher spokeswoman Jessica Thornton tells The Courier that the Terrebonne Parish college hasn't found a private match yet, but will begin fundraising this fall. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.
Thornton says the center would serve as a "one-stop shop" for students. It would include advising offices, study labs, a bookstore, testing and other student-related services.