Delta College’s return to downtown Saginaw is now reality. Delta administrators and faculty joined community leaders, Saturday, to cut the ribbon, opening the new Saginaw Center at 319 East Genesee.

Delta President Doctor Jean Goodnow says the $12.7 million facility benefits a variety of potential students with an associates degree or training for a career in the STEM fields.

Saginaw Mayor Floyd Kloc said the college will be one of several recent anchors bringing hundreds of new people to the center city.

The state of Michigan awarded Delta with a grant covering half of the construction cost. The Saginaw Center, replacing the Ricker Center in Buena Vista Township, has been in the planning stage for more than a decade.

Delta College Saginaw Center.
Delta College trustee the Rev. Dr. Robert Emrich removes covering on plaque in Saginaw Center lobby as trustee Stacy Gannon (left) and President Dr. Jean Goodnow watch.
A celebratory cake for Saturday’s ribbon cutting.

WSGW News photos by Bill Hewitt