Dr. Anna Wasescha, president of Middlesex Community College, announced today that the state Bond Commission approved almost $1.6 million for cafeteria renovations at this morning’s Bond Commission meeting in Hartford.
Founders Hall, which houses the College’s cafeteria, will be expanded with an attached, covered, outdoor deck that will overlook the campus. The addition will create a new space for students to congregate and will serve as a stage for outdoor events on the campus. Construction on this expansion will begin this fall and is expected to be completed in the spring.
After the remodel, the cafeteria will be able to hold 80-100 additional students and will provide a gathering space for special events, performances, and community events.
“Additional space for our students to study and socialize on campus will greatly improve the student experience here at Middlesex,” said President Wasescha. “This is the first new building project at the college since Chapman Hall was built in 1992. Like Chapman, which takes advantage of the vista over the Connecticut River Valley, this addition will feature glass walls that look out onto the forest edge of the campus. Reinforcing a positive connection with the natural world is one more way that the college is meeting its strategic goals around sustainability.”
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.