Construction is complete on the new on-campus housing unit, Homestead Hall, on Southeast Community College's Beatrice 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. 22, at the site of the facility.
"Beyond my wildest dreams, I would not have envisioned this awesome new residence hall," said Bob Morgan, SCC's Beatrice Campus director. "This is a high-quality state-of-the-art housing unit. Homestead Hall has three floors, amazing views and study spaces and is a true example of student housing today. We are so thankful to have this as one of the building projects leading the transformation on our campus."
SCC President Dr. Paull Illich, Board Chairperson Nancy Seim and Morgan spoke at the ribbon cutting. Tours of the facility took place after the ceremony.
Last year, SCC's Board of Governors approved issuing up to $19.5 million in revenue bonds to finance new residence halls at the Beatrice and Milford campuses, as well as a dining facility at Beatrice.