Renovations and Plans for New Facilities in the Works

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Renovations and Plans for New Facilities in the Works

The Coahoma Community College campus will undergo modernization and renovations within the next year. A new Student Activity and Family Enhancement Center and Student Services facility is in the works while the longstanding Curry Hall will be remodeled.

Renovations and Plans for New Facilities in the Works

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Fri Jul 17, 2020

Coahoma Campus

The Coahoma Community College campus will undergo modernization and renovations within the next year. A new Student Activity and Family Enhancement Center and Student Services facility is in the works while the longstanding Curry Hall will be remodeled.

According to Jerone Shaw, who oversees the Physical Plant department, Coahoma Community College seeks to replace the entire roof of Whiteside Hall as the storm that ripped through Clarksdale on April 12 damaged part of it.

Along with new roofing, Whiteside’s science laboratories will be updated.

“We’re renovating five of the labs,” said Shaw. “Three of them are biological-oriented labs. Two are chemical-oriented labs. Four of the five will get a major facelift, but the organic chemistry lab will be gutted and replaced. It should turn out to be really pretty.”

To promote a conducive learning environment, Curry Hall is set to receive a technologically improved HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. In addition to a revamped exterior and modernized restrooms and classrooms, two new offices will be added to accommodate instructors with office spaces in Curry. The building was constructed in 1965.

A newly designed student-centered facility has already been named the Student Activity and Family Enhancement Center. The recreational space and other campus projects will likely be completed by next fall. The 10,000 square-foot building will be built northeast of the James E. Miller Stadium. The cleared area on the west side of the Safe House is reserved for a Student Services building. It will spread to roughly 5,000 square feet and house more offices, a conference room, computer lab, and a classroom.