21 January 2020

Welcome to the Spring 2020 semester!

Students and faculty jumped into the Spring 2020 semester on January 21. As students return, the College continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary and work progresses on the new $10.1 million Learning Commons, one of the largest capital projects in the College’s history, which will completely rebuild and reprogram two floors in the Begley Building.  

Photo of outside of construction on new Learning CommonsArchitect's rendering of new Learning Commons, inside with students

(Construction photos and architect's renderings of the new Learning Commons.)

On the first day of classes, we asked several students: “What are you looking forward to about this semester?”

Two students, male and female sitting in cafeterais

Corey Simmons, Liberal Arts degree major, second semester
“Seeing what inspires me toward my career.”

Elizabeth Schaeffer, Liberal Arts degree major, second semester
“Trying new things and meeting new people.”

Two female students sitting in cafeteria

Starr Smith, Human Services degree major, second semester
“Passing all of my classes.”

Lynnaya Collier, Business Administration degree major, second semester
“Trying to get better grades this semester.”

Female student looking for textbooks on shelf in College Store

Alliyah Azeembaksh, Health Studies certificate major
“This is my last semester here. I’m trying to make it the best one yet and I look forward to graduating.”
After graduation, Alliyah plans to transfer into nursing school for her associate’s degree in Nursing.

Two male students standing in hallway near cafeteria

Delphin Flowers, Business Administration degree major
“Getting through my classes and getting all As. Doing well in my basketball season and finishing strong.”
Delphin plans to graduate in May and transfer on for his bachelor’s degree in Business.

Jah Muhammed, Business Administration degree major
“Taking everything I’ve learned in the classroom and applying it in the real world through internships, possible business ventures, anything.”
Jah plans to graduate in May and transfer on for his bachelor’s degree in Botony.



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