Two projects under way on Milford campus

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Two projects under way on Milford campus

Katie Wilhelm, Student Reporter

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MILFORD – Southeast Community College at Milford Campus can expect some exciting new additions come late 2019 into 2020.

Edward Koster, Vice President for Research Planning and Technology and SCC Milford Campus Director, is overseeing new construction additions which include new student housing and a new Diesel Technology building.

Koster has been with Southeast Community College for five years and oversees all research, planning and technology functions for the entire 15-county area. Koster also hold the Senior Administrative Leadership position for Milford campus.

Milford is currently undergoing some major construction projects to create a new student housing option, Prairie Hall.

Prairie Hall will house 149 students in four-person suite style rooms.  Each suit will include a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and sink.

They will include a four-piece bathroom layout with a spacious living room. Hook ups for cable and internet will be available.

Prairie Hall will have five smaller study spaces along with larger gathering spaces throughout building for students to utilize.

Koster said Prairie Hall construction has been moving along quickly and is projected to be completed within the next couple months and is scheduled to be open for students for the 2019 fall semester.

Milford campus has previously had limited availability for suite style housing and Prairie Hall will improve student’s residential life experience and is located just west of the Dunlap Student Cafeteria.

Students at Milford can also look forward to the new addition of the Crete Carrier Diesel Technology and Welding Center.

The building will be a 53,000 square foot facility for two academic programs.

The facility will include thirty new welding bays for welding courses which increases the current amount of thirteen bays. Six class labs and two shared classrooms will also be included along with space for nine semi-trucks.

The Crete Carrier Diesel Technology and Welding Center will be located on the western edge of campus, where a new road is being constructed for access.

The facility will allow for an increase in enrollment for students to be skilled in these two industries.

With the increase in space, this will also allow for SCC to bring in larger and modern equipment for students to learn.

The facility is expected to be completed by December of 2019 for classes scheduled to start January 2020. Construction is well underway, and the access road has been paved.

Koster encouraged students and staff to stay up to date with the construction of these projects and can access images of these facilities and live updates at: https://www.southeast.edu/webcams/.

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