ACC President Ronald Heacock praised not only Buckley but all those who worked together to line up money to get the facility built.
"This building was completed on time and under budget," he said, crediting state Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward for garnering state moneyfor its construction. "This is all about partnership."
He also praised Glens Falls National Ban, for committing an extra $50,000 the morning of the ceremony.
Bank President Tom Hoy said the Center would help attract new businesses and residents to the area.
"Availability of higher education is the key to economic development," he said.
Warren County Economic Development Corp President Len Fosbrook agreed.
"A highly trained workforce is vital in today's economy, and this gives us a leg up," he said. "It goes beyond just the building - the staff and faculty truly understands what the future holds."