Elected officials joined Wharton County Junior College representatives recently in celebrating the completion of a $1.75 million project at the Richmond Campus. Held on Tuesday, June 26, at the Richmond Campus, the event included a ribbon cutting and brief remarks by District 18 State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, District 85 State Representative Phil Stephenson, City of Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore and WCJC President Betty McCrohan. The guest speakers congratulated the college on the completion of the project and on providing educational opportunities that lead to more career options and a healthier economy. The expansion and renovation will benefit the college’s Process Technology and Cosmetology programs. The project included a 9,000 square-foot renovation and a 3,600 square-foot expansion. Architectural services were provided by Houston-based Abel Design Group, while Bass Construction Co. of Rosenberg oversaw the project.