​On July 11, 2017, CCPE marked a milestone with the “Topping Off Ceremony” for the new CCPE building was an exciting day on campus. As part of a tradition in the construction world, the 'topping off' commemorates the final piece of the structural steel being erected onto the building to complete the structure. The beam was available for everyone to sign, before being raised into place. Attendees included CSULB President Jane Close Conoley; CSULB Provost Brian Jersky; and Dr. Jeet Joshee, Associate Vice President, International Education and Global Engagement and Dean of CCPE.

CCPE-Topping-Off_5.jpgCCPE employees sign their names on the final steel beam.

Employees admiring their autographs and 'Go Beach' messages.
Dr. Joshee adds one final signature to the beam.

Dr. Joshee addresses the attendees at the Topping Off Ceremony.
(L-R): Dr. Joshee, President Jane Close Conoley, and Provost Brian Jersky.CCPE-Topping-Off_33(1).jpg
The final beam is raised into place.
The structure is completed.

As previously announced, the new CCPE building is projected to open in Fall 2018. The three-story, 35,000-square-foot space structure will function as a hub for international students and professional programs, with 20 state-of-the-art classrooms, a conference center, and an external courtyard.

(All photos are credited to: Sean DuFrene / Photographer, Marketing and Communications, California State University, Long Beach)

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