Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro) echoed Miller's comments, saying the building will "add to what we as Americans have to be if we are to continue to be leaders in this world."
Plattsburgh City Mayor Donald Kasprzak, who was on hand for the ground-breaking, stressed that the addition will not only benefit students but also the city.
"This is going to be very special to everybody."
And it could be a turning point for the university, pointed out SUNY Chancellor Dr. Nancy Zimpher, who attended the event as part of her 64-campus tour of the SUNY system.
"This anchors SUNY Plattsburgh in the work it does best, which is the education of young people. This is the beginning."
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