Copper Mountain College Dedicated New Bell Center

    May 9, 2010


    JOSHUA TREE, Ca –Copper Mountain College will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly constructed Bell Center on May 23, 2010 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Copper Mountain College.
    The Bell Center, at 40,000 square feet, will have the ability to host theatrical, musical and other live performance events on a scale that is currently not available in the Morongo Basin. It will provide opportunities for the entire community, to include hosting exhibitions and other large scale events.

    The ribbon cutting will be followed closely by the first slew of events scheduled in the Bell Center. The first will be the Harlem Ambassadors on May 25th at 6:00 p.m.  The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. Quickly following the first event will be the Copper Mountain College 2010 graduations and pinning ceremonies later in the week.

    The Bell Center received its name at a meeting of the Board of Trustees in September of 2009, in honor of local resident Leota Bell and her late husband, William Bell. The Bells donated $1.5 million to the CMC Foundation’s Capital Campaign, a donation that also served to meet the 10% community match required for state funding.

    Over the past few years CMC has been working closely with the general architect AP Architects to create a design for the sports facility that would benefit both the college and the community. Day Construction was the general contractor for the Bell Center, and has been providing general contracting, construction management; seismic retrofitting and design build services since 1976.

    The dedication and ribbon cutting is open to the public and will be located at 6162 Rotary Way in the Bell Center.  For more information regarding this event please contact Laura Hall at 760.366.3791 extension 5442. For general information on Copper Mountain College visit us at