Construction is complete on
the new on-campus housing unit, Prairie Hall, on Southeast Community College’s
Milford Campus. The 54,000 square-foot building will house nearly 150 students.
Each room has a kitchenette area with a refrigerator, microwave oven and sink.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was
held on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the site of the facility.
“Prairie Hall is the Milford
Campus’s first new residence hall since 1991,” said Ed Koster, campus director.
“It will give students comfortable and state-of-the-art facilities that will
improve the student’s residential life experience and a better learning
SCC President Dr. Paull
Illich and Board Chairperson Nancy Seim spoke at the ribbon cutting. Tours of
the facilities followed the presentation.
Last year, SCC’s Board of
Governors approved issuing up to $19.5 million in revenue bonds to finance new
residence halls at the Milford and Beatrice campuses, as well as a dining
facility at Beatrice.
Nebraska Hall, which had been
used as on-campus housing for many years at Milford, is slated to be renovated,
while Cornhusker Hall will eventually be replaced.