Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Celebrating the Opening of Odessa College Downtown

Odessa, Texas/July 28, 2023-Odessa College held the official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Odessa College Downtown Phase 1 project. The special event began at 8am with a light breakfast followed by the ceremony. The new downtown site will be open to the public starting on Tuesday, August 1st. 

(Jaqui Gore, Vice President Advancement, Business and Governmental Relations-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

Odessa College Downtown was designed for entertainment and education and includes two stages and an amphitheater, a splash pad, seating areas, and parking for food trucks. 

(Jaqui Gore, Vice President, Business and Governmental Relations-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

Long time residents of Odessa, have always heard-” You raise your family in Midland, and you raise hell in Odessa.” Mayor Joven believes that this attitude is slowly changing due to partnerships with Odessa College, the City of Odessa, the ODC and the Medical Center Health System and other institutions changing the image of Odessa. 

(Javier Jove, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

Odessa College is experiencing 8 thousand plus in college enrollment. Odessa College Downtown will be a location that OC students can enjoy and generate more enrollment growth. 

(Gregory Williams, President-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

Phase 2 will be the Odessa College Business and Entrepreneur Center. The project is now in progress raising funds. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Author: Danny Barrera

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