Posted at: 04/14/2013 10:43 AM
By: The Associated Press
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University has broken ground on a project that will transform one of the buildings on campus into the new Pete V. Domenici Hall.
The work is expected to be done in fall 2014.
The dean of NMSU's College of Business, Garrey Carruthers, says Domenici has meant a lot to the state and its citizens.
He says the new hall will carry on the former U.S. senator's legacy and provide a home for programs that were championed by the senator during his time in office.
The building will be home to NMSU's Domenici Institute for Public Policy and portions of the Arrowhead Center.
It will also add classroom and office space for graduate students and faculty members. Domenici retired in 2008 after serving six terms in the Senate.
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