Dr. Jim and Roxie Underwood Donate to Kaskaskia College Nashville Education Center Campaign

Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce Dr. Jim and Roxie Underwood of Centralia have pledged $2,500.00 towards the new KC Education Center in Nashville. 


According to Dr. Underwood, “"We are proud to personally support the KC Nashville Education Center expansion project.  Through this new facility KC will be able to provide expanded educational offerings in serving Washington County with helping students gain the skills and knowledge for enhanced careers.  We also know that financial support is needed from the private sector for making this project a reality.  This is truly an investment in the future."


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.


For more information or to make a donation to the campaign, please call Ruth Barczewski at the Nashville Center at 327-9136 or email or Suzanne Christ at 545-3060 or email​

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