Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce the Markita Burcham
Family of Nashville has pledged $5,000.00 towards the new KC Education Center
According to Markita Burcham, “The
Burcham Family is pleased to donate $5,000 toward the construction and
completion of the KC Nashville Education Center. Kaskaskia College has been a part of our
family since 1979 when our first son attended.
In subsequent years 2 more sons attended. Also, my twin granddaughters received dual
credit while at Nashville High School and attended KC at the Nashville Center
as well as the main campus. Having the
Education Center in Nashville expand will open doors to the traditional and non-traditional
student as never before. I am proud to
be a part of this exciting time of growth not only of the education of our
citizens but also construction of a new education campus in Nashville and
Markita received her Associate Degree from KC and was later
employed at there until her retirement in 2002.
Her husband Richard was an Adjunct Faculty member for many years before
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
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.
For more information or to make a donation to the campaign,
please call Ruth Barczewski at the Nashville Center at 327-9136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzanne
Christ at 545-3060 or email email@example.com.