The Patsie C. Campana, Sr. Engineering and Development Center represents a critical component of the College’s mission to support economic and workforce development for the manufacturing and technology industries in the greater Lorain County region. This facility houses educational programs to help grow talent for new, high growth jobs such as the LCCC/University of Toledo Computer Science and Engineering Degree offered through LCCC’s University Partnership Program. The building also contains support resources for emerging entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses, including two-way interactive distance learning and conferencing capabilities.
The Patsie C. Campana, Sr. Engineering and Development Center serves a beacon, welcoming students and the community to experience education and economic growth on the campus of Lorain County Community College.
The center, which opened in August, 2001, was designed to reflect Lorain County Community College’s vision and commitment to “Education of the 21st Century.” The facility was designed to help foster the development of new partnerships and entrepreneurial initiatives created within Lorain County.
The site location and materials used for the building are indicative of progressive thinking during the design phase and the construction technologies implemented. The building was purposefully located adjacent to the Nord Advanced Technologies Center, so existing and new programs could expand and share space during their growth and development. The facility is also conveniently located next to the Great Lakes Technology Park.
Patsie C. Campana, Sr., Entrepreneur
Patsie C. Campana, Sr. had an intensely deep love for his family, fierce pride in his community, real zest for life, and was an inventive and business genius.
A Hunger for Education
Patsie was born in Barrea, Italy and, at the age of three, immigrated to the United States with his parents, Thomas and Maria Nicole Campana, and settled in Lorain, Ohio. He married Dolores Jenee Hume in 1946 and the couple had six children: David, Patti, Larry, Pat Jr., Bob and Scotti.