Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce Mike and Marge Curry and their granddaughter Hannah Seeger all of Nashville have recently made donations to the Nashville Education Center Campaign.
The Curry’s have donated $2,000 and student Hannah Seeger has donated $100 towards the project.
According to Mike Curry, “All of our Washington County Grandchildren have attended Kaskaskia College to varying extents, including their attendance at the existing Nashville Education Center. Our family has always appreciated the College’s positive approach of reaching out to the students and community. The new Center here in Washington County will give many more people an even greater opportunity to complete college level classes while still living at home”.
Hannah Seeger says, “I have taken many summer classes at the extension center so I understand the needs, especially for full time students. Also, I believe that anything that is in place to benefit the community in some way is worthwhile”.
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.