On Saturday, August 23rd, Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) invites the public to an Open House for its new Center for Liberal Arts and Business (CLAB) in Mt. Pleasant. From 11AM until 1PM, the college will offer free food and tours of all of its Mt. Pleasant facilities including the new CLAB, and radio station WCFX will be on location to promote the event.

Student services and the college bookstore will also be open from 10AM-2PM in order to accommodate student advising, registration, schedule changes, or last-minute text book and school supply purchases.

Located on MMCC’s campus at the corner of Broadway and Summerton, the new CLAB building is the culmination of a nine year effort to improve student learning spaces and unify the college’s Mt. Pleasant operations onto one campus. The Center will hold all of the course sections that would have previously been offered in the college’s Pickard Street building, which is currently for sale.

At 101,000 square feet, the Center for Liberal Arts and Business will support transfer programs, liberal arts, business, visual arts, and math programs. The additional space will allow MMCC to offer expanded library and academic support services, an important component of student success. The center also includes a community room that seats 250 people, which will allow expanded programming for students and the community.

Funding for this $18 million project came from a combination of State funding, college savings, and significant donor support. MMCC’s first-ever capital campaign raised over $5 million to support this and other facility projects on campus.

“Before we open the new center for classes, we wanted to open it to the public, so many of whom contributed to the building’s completion,” says Matt Miller, Vice President of Student and Community Relations. “Because of the amazing community support for this project, financial and otherwise, it really feels like a community vision that’s finally being realized.”

For more information about the August 23rd Open House or information about MMCC and its new Center for Liberal Arts and Business, contact Jessie Gordon at jmgordon@midmich.edu or 989.317.4626.

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