New Campus Building At Wayne State College Showcased To Community


WAYNE – It was well worth the wait for community members to attend the public reception for a new campus building which opened at the start of the spring semester on the Wayne State campus.

Faculty and staff welcomed all inside the Center for Applied Technology (CAT) building Friday late afternoon into the evening.

School of Business & Technology Dean, Dr. Vaughn Benson said it’s just like moving into a new house where plenty of things have to be worked on and a lot of detail put together.

“We’ve really enjoyed the building,” said Dr. Benson. “We’ve I think made some great progress on getting everything set up and we’re teaching classes in it this semester and we’re really, really excited.”

The Center for Applied Technology building will help serve as a gateway of opportunity for hundreds of students to experience today’s manufacturing industry in an environment that cultivates interest and excitement in the area of industrial technology. This premier facility complemented by top-notch faculty who deliver an industry-based curriculum attracts students from high schools as well as the community colleges to seek careers in this growing area.

A goal with the CAT is to transition many of their programs, according to Dr. Benson.

“Into a whole new realm of course work that’s compatible with what industry wants our students to have when they graduate,” Dr. Benson added. “We’re very much interested in being able to serve the needs of small business in our region.”

Wayne State College would also like to provide manufacturing with additional individuals who hold manager and supervision roles.

Visit the School of Business and Technology website by going to or contact Dr. Benson at 402-375-7245.