A new residence hall for up to 330 students is open for business at Northampton Community College. During a brief ceremony on August 27, President Mark Erickson lauded the $20 million project, which will house students from 20 different countries, as a "learning laboratory." He was especially happy that the dorm, which connects with existing facilities, was finished on time and under budget. It nearly doubles the number of students who will be able to live on campus.
|Lauren Strong will be a Resident Advisor|
Arif Fazil, President of D'Huy Engineering, was especially impressed by the washers and dryers.
"Do laundry often," he advised students. "Don't bring it home."
Lauren Strong, a NCC student who will be a Resident Advisor, explained to the audience of about 80 that she and many others are continuing their education after a break from schooling. In her case, it was a five-year break. What she likes about Northampton Community College is that it provides "quality and affordable education without sacrificing the college experience."
|Toni DeHart and Josh Lopez are two of the cooks at the dining commons, which will include gluten and dairy-free options|
|The NCC Spartan provided security|