All Aboard

Some big plans are in store for St. Clair County Community College.

That is as long as the All Aboard campaign meets its goals.

The All Aboard campaign, also known as the Campaign for Talent, Technology and Tomorrow, has set their goal for $1 million dollars this year. The money the campaign raises will go toward five main projects with the leftover funds going toward student scholarships and contingency plans.

The McMorran Greenway and Street Closure project is projected to use $400,000 of the expected funds. The McMorran Greenway and Street Closure project will be the larger of the projects, which will include street, sidewalk, and lighting changes. Pedestrian flow will also be improved and made safer with this project.

The Historical Restoration of Room 312, Main Building, has an estimated cost of $150,000. With the restoration, the plans are to add historical touches as well as state-of-the art technology.

$50,000 will be going toward a Campus Innovation Center. Renewal of the Memorial Room of the Clara E. Mackenzie Building will provide flexible seating as one of the perks.

The museum area found in the Clara E. Mackenzie building will not be left out. A $150,000 project, the Natural Science Museum Expansion, which will improve the exhibits and bring additional pieces out of storage. Lighting, signage, and study areas are just a few more of the expected improvements.

Campus Signage will be another $150,000 project, which will help with signs around campus and will also add QR codes, which students can scan with smart phones in order to help with self-directed tours.

For the student scholarships and contingency plans there will be $100,000 remaining after all the improvement projects have been completed.

More information can be found at www.sc4. edu/allaboard, or by phone contact David P. Goetze at (810) 989-5761.

Christina Stoutenburg

Staff Writer


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