DeRicco Student Services Building
DeRicco Student Services Building Open for Business!
San Joaquin Delta College officially opened its doors to the new state-of-the-art Lawrence & Alma DeRicco Student Services Building to rave reviews from both staff and students on September 29 th, 2009.
The DeRicco Student Services Building is named after former Delta College Superintendent/President, Lawrence A. DeRicco, long considered one of Delta's "Founding Fathers" and his wife, Alma, a dedicated advocate on behalf of the college.
Former Delta College Superintendent/President, Dr. Raúl Rodriguez, said at that time, "The dedication marked the culmination of almost four years of detailed planning and construction. The new building will serve as a monument to Delta College's commitment to the needs of its students and community for decades to come. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the college. We are proud to dedicate this landmark in honor of Lawrence and Alma DeRicco."
The building's unique architectural design maximizes available space, includes a second story terrace, and adds a visually appealing addition the existing landscape. Delta's staff started occupying the building during the Fall 2009 Semester.
The 50,000 square foot building consolidates all non-instructional student services into one convenient location, serving as a "Gateway" to the campus. New students can obtain all the services necessary to become enrolled at the college. Continuing students will receive student support services.
"The Student Services faculty and staff are excited about the new state-of-the-art DeRicco Student Services building and embracing the 'one stop' concept of serving students," said former Vice President of Student Services, Trudy Walton. "We will have new opportunities to provide efficiency in the delivery of our services."
The center's services include: Admissions and Records, Assessment, CalWORKS, Career Center, Counseling, DSPS (Disabled Student Programs & Services), EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services), E-Services Lab I/II, Financial Aid & Veterans Services, Outreach & Community Relations, Transfer Center, and the WorkNet Center.
Dr. Rodriguez said the $250-million Measure L Bond Program is an example of community support that has always been critical to Delta College's success. "The DeRicco Student Services Building and others funded by the Measure L Bond, will allow Delta College to move into the future. Our strength as an institution is tied to the belief that education can change lives. With the dedication of the Lawrence and Alma DeRicco Student Services Building, we begin another exciting chapter in the story of San Joaquin Delta College."