New Washers & Dryers Will be Free For Student Use
Ten new washing machines and six new dryers will be replacing the outdated and coin-operated existing washers and dryers this week on the Coahoma Community College campus. The commercial-grade equipment represents a $9,000 upgrade in the student Laundromat that is housed in the Frank W. Gambrell, Jr., Student Multi-complex Building.
“There were too many non-functioning and damaged washers and dryers, and instead of trying to patch them up we decided to replace them with new machines,” said CCC Maintenance Supervisor Jerone Shaw. “The older machines had been in use since 2002, so we felt the upgrade was needed.”
The best news for CCC students is they will no longer have to take a pocket full of quarters with them to wash their clothes. A decision made by the administration in the hopes of giving the campus an even greater feeling of home.
“The newly renovated laundry will improve the quality of campus life for our residence life students as well as foster a home-like environment,” said Vice President of Student Affairs and Support Services Dr. Greg Hudson.
The Laundromat is going to be monitored and staffed by student workers during posted operating hours to ensure that the students are getting the access to them that they need.
“To prevent over usage and to decrease potential abuse of student privileges, the laundry will have weekly posted hours of operation, manned by work-study students,” said Hudson. “A camera system will also be installed. “
According to Shaw, the new Laundromat is expected to be ready for student use this weekend.