Markita Burcham Family Donates to Kaskaskia College Nashville Education Center Campaign

Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce the Markita Burcham Family of Nashville has pledged $5,000.00 towards the new KC Education Center in Nashville. 


According to Markita Burcham, “The Burcham Family is pleased to donate $5,000 toward the construction and completion of the KC Nashville Education Center.  Kaskaskia College has been a part of our family since 1979 when our first son attended.  In subsequent years 2 more sons attended.   Also, my twin granddaughters received dual credit while at Nashville High School and attended KC at the Nashville Center as well as the main campus.  Having the Education Center in Nashville expand will open doors to the traditional and non-traditional student as never before.  I am proud to be a part of this exciting time of growth not only of the education of our citizens but also construction of a new education campus in Nashville and Washington County”.


Markita received her Associate Degree from KC and was later employed at there until her retirement in 2002.  Her husband Richard was an Adjunct Faculty member for many years before his retirement. 


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.


For more information or to make a donation to the campaign, please call Ruth Barczewski at the Nashville Center at 327-9136 or email or Suzanne Christ at 545-3060 or email​

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