Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce Leo Dominic Barczewski of Nashville has pledged $20,000 towards the new KC Education Center in Nashville.
Barczewski says, “Every member of my immediate family attended Kaskaskia College. My mother has worked for KC since she was 18. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are playing the video games in the upstairs of the cafeteria or attending KC baseball camps in the summer. This institution is part of my identity and I am honored to help continue its expansion and success”.
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.