After years of planning, Mid Michigan Community College will open the doors of its new Center for Liberal Arts and Business (CLAB) in Mt. Pleasant. The center is the culmination of a nine-year effort to improve student learning spaces and unify the college’s Mt. Pleasant operations onto one campus.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, MMCC invites the public to an open house at the center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The college will offer free food and tours of all of its Mt. Pleasant facilities including the new CLAB. Radio station WCFX will be on location to promote the event.
Student services and the college bookstore also will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate student advising, registration, schedule changes, or last-minute textbook and school supply purchases.
Located on MMCC’s campus at the corner of Broadway and Summerton, the new CLAB building will hold all of the course sections that would have previously been offered in the college’s Pickard Street building, which is currently for sale.
At 101,000 square feet, the Center for Liberal Arts and Business will support transfer programs, liberal arts, business, visual arts, and math programs. The additional space will allow MMCC to offer expanded library and academic support services, an important component of student success. The center also includes a community room that seats 250 people, which will allow expanded programming for students and the community.
Funding for this $18 million project came from a combination of State funding, college savings, and significant donor support. MMCC’s first-ever capital campaign raised more than $5 million to support this and other facility projects on campus.
“Before we open the new center for classes, we wanted to open it to the public, so many of whom contributed to the building’s completion,” said Matt Miller, Vice President of Student and Community Relations. “Because of the amazing community support for this project, financial and otherwise, it really feels like a community vision that’s finally being realized.”
For more information about the open house or information about MMCC and its new Center for Liberal Arts and Business, contact Jessie Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 317-4626.