Groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday morning in Canton mark the conclusion of a fund raising campaign assisted by the Mabee Foundation in Tulsa Oklahoma. The goal was to fund a new Recreation and Wellness Center at Culver Stockton College. 

Fundraising efforts by Culver Stockton yielded 2.8 million dollars for the project. The Mabee Foundation contributes the remaining 700-thousand dollars. Construction starts later this summer with a goal of finishing the project in the late summer of 2015.

College President Richard Valentine says the project started from student input: