LCC Campus Getting Huge Renovations

By: Hannah Saunders Email
By: Hannah Saunders Email

Alicia Lavarro has two semesters to go at Lansing Community College before getting her degree: "I'm actually applying to the peace corp. I want to get involved in the learning aspect; teaching little kids."

But before a life of traveling the world, Lavarro needs to get through a few more classes in the Arts and Science Building, where she finds it very hard to focus: "The classrooms are so plain and boring. When you're in there you wanna fall asleep."

She's glad that her classrooms in the Arts and Science Building, along with the Mackinaw Building, Herrmann House, Health and Human Services Department and Library will be renovated and modernized within the next 30 months.

"These buildings are between 35 and 40 years old and they need to be updated in almost every way," explained LCC's President Brent Knight.

The campus will also get an updated ID card system, and a new cafeteria which students say is long overdue.

As for the $67 million paying for the makeover, President Knight says most of the money is coming from a bond insurance and the rest from savings. He promises it won't hurt the college's budget, and do a lot for the students.

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