Metropolitan Community College — Maple Woods will celebrate the renovation of its student center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at 2601 NE Barry Road in Kansas City. Maple Woods President Tyjaun Lee and student leaders will be on hand.
The student center, opened in the fall of 1995, received a $100,000 renovation over this summer. Improvements include a redesign of the student dining area and lounge, Campus Life & Leadership office and a meeting space for student clubs and organizations.
“This updated space is an example of MCC’s focus on student engagement, making connections and getting involved,” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said. “Campus Life & Leadership has already seen an increase in participation in clubs and organizations this year.”
Upbeat, open and contemporary, a press release states, the student center space was updated with new carpet, paint, ceiling fixtures and LED lighting as well as new technology, outlets for electronics and new furniture. Featuring a newly branded mascot, the facility features the wolf prominently throughout the space.
“The renovated student center at Maple Woods will give students space that allows for learning and collaboration outside the classroom,” Lee said. “The student center will become a place where our clubs and organizations can plan engaging and educational student events in collaboration with our Campus Life & Leadership team.”
The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony.