President Carter cutting the ribbon to open Living Center East

Dorm renovation at final phase

Fri Aug 17, 2018 at 09:31 AM

Colby Community College opened a renovated 12-bed section of Living Center East with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The completed project is the second of three phases of improvements to the residence hall.

“We understand comfortable living settings have a positive effect on the quality of the student experience and in their overall success,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. George McNulty. “The continued improvement of our residential facilities play an important role in the college’s ability to serve students effectively.”

Remodeling on the single-room units, which include two handicap accessible units, began in March.

The final stage of the Living Center East overhaul is scheduled for completion in August of 2019 and will mark an entire renovation of the college’s original dorms built more than 40 years ago. Living Center North and Hines Hall got makeovers from 2014 to 2016.

“We are excited for this opportunity to influence growth and change, and are thankful to the many partners that helped make this project possible for our students,” McNulty said.

Each year approximately 270 students live in student housing. The renovations have been financed mostly by grants and private donations.

President Carter cutting the ribbon to open Living Center East