Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce Ruth and Leo Barczewski of Nashville have pledged $5,000 towards the new KC Education Center in Nashville.
The Barczewski’s say, “Building a permanent KC Center in Washington County is only positive. We have thought a lot about the project and cannot think of one, single negative point. This convenient educational facility will only make Washington County stronger for our residents and we are excited about constructing, locally, a new, expanded education center.”
As part of its capital campaign master plan, Kaskaskia College plans to expand the Nashville Education Center from its current location with 3,500 square feet of leased space to a building to be constructed on the Highway 127 site with 12,000 square feet of instructional and community space.
The new center in Nashville will include classrooms and Nursing and Science laboratories, along with computer class rooms and a Distance Learning classroom. The highlight of the spaces will be a block of four classrooms that can be opened up into one large space that can accommodate seating for 108 at tables or 246 in open seating, which will allow for larger gatherings and seminars. The new building will also have an open computer lab for community as well as student use, and three Business Incubator offices that will house three small business startups, with technology and administrative help to get off the ground.
The campaign for the Nashville Education Center Expansion is expected to run into Spring 2014, and the new Center is expected to be finished in the Spring of 2015.
Pictured are Bill Hawley, Chairman of the KC Board of Trustees; Ruth and Leo Barczewski; and Dr. Jim Underwood, President of Kaskaskia College.