The golden shovels were out Wednesday at Central Oregon Community College. Last year, the voters passed a bond measure to build a new Health Careers Building and construction has begun. Campaign organizer India Simmons says the students’ participation in the bond measure helped bring this project to fruition: "Were it not for the students, I am not convinced that we really could have passed this bond measure, their outreach to every geographic area, various communities." Students from COCC made phone calls, and canvassed the community trying to raise support for the bond measure. It will provide a much needed expansion to the Health Department at COCC.