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BCC Student Center Opens Doors in Palm Bay
November 7, 2012, Palm Bay, FL - It’s a great place to relax, meet friends and catch up on classwork.
It’s the new Student Center on Brevard Community College’s Palm Bay Campus, which was dedicated Wednesday by College President Dr. Jim Richey.
Dr. Richey also dedicated a new classroom wing and faculty offices that provide much needed space.
“The Palm Bay Campus serves thousands of students each year as the center of higher education in South Brevard,” said Richey.
“Together, the new structures add more luster to an already beautiful campus that will continue to play a central role in opening the doors to productive careers for students from all walks of life.”
The newly enclosed Student Center replaces an old screened-in facility, a project launched after students told College officials they needed a better place to gather.
Richey called the renovation “an example of the importance I place on seeking student input and implementing their ideas.”
He said another example is the major effort under way to provide WiFi coverage across all four BCC campuses.
The move comes in response to student surveys that showed explosive growth in smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices created strong demand for expanded service.
When completed in a few months, every building on BCC campuses will be covered along with most areas surrounding the buildings.
“That will make BCC one of the few colleges in the nation where you’ll be able to get WiFi anywhere on campus,” said Richey.
Dr. Jim Richey visits Instructor Holly McKnight's "Introduction to the Teaching Profession" class held in the new classroom wing in Building 2 on BCC's Palm Bay Campus.
During his Palm Bay visit, Dr. Richey toured the new classroom wing with faculty offices located in Building 2 and met with faculty, staff and students.
The new wing includes eight classrooms with one designed specifically to support education majors.
Other subjects taught in the rooms include sociology, history, education, psychology, economics, business, speech, communications and math.
The new faculty offices support instructors in math, education and business.