Lake Michigan College opens new student center

Benton Harbor, Mich. Students at Lake Michigan College will have a new place to hang out with the opening of a new student activity center at the Benton Harbor Campus.

Tuesday afternoon it was a packed room with students excited to see the student center. It's known as the Hawk's Nest, named after the school's mascot, a red hawk.

The new space is two floors with space for meetings, socializing and playing games. It costs $1.5 million. School leaders decided to build it, considering about one hundred students wait in the hallways between classes.

“It’s important that the students connect with each other and with the organization and so prior to this we had them sitting in hallways or finding unused classrooms,” says Dr. Bob Harrison the President of Lake Michigan College. “So this will give them a central point to gather and talk with each other as well as meet with faculty.”

The project was funded by the student body, along with a $70,000 donation from the CEO of Nyloncraft.


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