Why 2013 is a great year to be a Bruin at KCC (part 2)

Students hang out in the newly renovated Student Center during the first day of Fall 2013 classes.

*Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a series. Click here to read the first post in the series, click here to read the third, click here to read the fourth and click here to read the fifth.

For more than 50 years, Kellogg Community College has been the go-to destination for community members looking to jump-start their education or career.

Each year has seen the college grow and expand to enrich the lives of more and more of our community’s future leaders, and the 2013-14 promises to be no different.

Here is the second installment of a series we’re rolling out over the next few days on this blog to highlight just a few of the reasons that make this year a great one to be a Bruin.

Campus improvements

This summer saw the opening of KCC’s newly renovated Student Center, which includes the new Student Services Hub, which hosts the college’s Records and Registration desk and new Admissions offices; new expanded office space for Student Services staff; and a newly renovated cafeteria and food-service area with an updated look and new menu items.

Among the construction and renovation projects to begin this year are the expansion of KCC’s Eastern Academic Center in Albion and the renovation of the Binda Theatre on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.

In regards to the EAC – which saw the largest enrollment in its 11-year history last fall – the college intends to build a 4,608-square-foot addition to the current facility to accommodate growing enrollment in the eastern part of Calhoun County. The EAC also houses an alternative high school operated by Marshall Public Schools, as well as the Opportunity School, an early-college program for high school students, both of which will also benefit from the additional space.

Construction is set to begin this summer, with the new wing – including three classrooms, a seminar room and office space – opening as early as January 2014.

Much needed renovations to KCC’s Binda Theatre will begin this fall, temporarily closing the theater until the work is completed.

Click here to read part 3 of our series on why 2013 is a great year to be a Bruin at KCC, click here to read part 4 and click here to read part 5!