Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce Bruce and Kathy Barkau of Okawville have pledged $500.00 towards the new KC Education Center in Nashville.
According to Bruce Barkau, “Both of our children and myself graduated from Kaskaskia College. I don’t know of a better investment that we’ve made, and now having a first class facility in Nashville is great. We wanted to show our gratitude and give something back.”
As part of its capital campaign master plan, Kaskaskia College plans to expand the Nashville Education Center from its current location with 3,500 square feet of leased space to a building to be constructed on the Highway 127 site with 12,000 square feet of instructional and community space.
The new center in Nashville will include classrooms and Nursing and Science laboratories, along with computer class rooms and a Distance Learning classroom. The highlight of the spaces will be a block of four classrooms that can be opened up into one large space that can accommodate seating for 108 at tables or 246 in open seating, which will allow for larger gatherings and seminars. The new building will also have an open computer lab for community as well as student use, and three Business Incubator offices that will house three small business startups, with technology and administrative help to get off the ground.
The campaign for the Nashville Education Center Expansion is expected to run into Spring 2014, and the new Center is expected to be finished in the Spring of 2015.