Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

TVI Opens New Campus.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer

Look north and west from Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute's new West Side campus and all you see is miles of rolling mesa, much of it owned by TVI.

Students who drove to the campus Monday for the first day of classes saw a gleaming two-story building surrounded by grassy fields.

"I love it. It just looks nice," said TVI education instructor Norah Ryan, who taught a class in the new building. "Just driving up to it was a joy."

Ryan's class is one of 32 for-credit courses scheduled this summer in the partially finished $17.5 million building. About 450 students are enrolled there this summer, and officials anticipate up to 3,500 students this fall. …

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