Construction has begun on the Val A. Browning Learning Resources Building at Dixie College.

Bud Mahas, local contractor, expects construction to be completed by next summer, ready for use by the beginning of the 1989-90 school year. The building will house all campus individualized learning programs, the student re-entry program and the Academic Support Center.Relocation of the support center from the basement of the library to the new building will allow for needed library expansion, said Dixie President Douglas Alder.

Browning, an Ogden industrialist, donated approximately $1.6 toward the construction and the State of Utah appropriated $300,000, Alder said. A portrait of the donor will hang in the entry of the building.

The family of Dr. Alma Dunford, St. George's first dentist, also is raising funds in his honor to furnish the auditorium of the center

Competition is under way among landscape artists and architects for the honor of designing a courtyard, to be called President's Grove, in the space between the new building and the Science Building.