Building Upgrades Underway at CCC
CLARKSDALE – Two Coahoma Community College buildings are receiving upgrades, creating more efficient facilities for students, faculty, and staff.
According to Physical Plant Director Jerone Shaw, these upgrades include improvements to the student and faculty dining areas, located in the Zee A. Barron Student Union, as well as the Lee Flowers Career/Technical Building.
“Upgrades to the dining areas are about 90 percent complete,” Shaw said. “Improvements to the dining areas seem to be having a positive impact. The students I’ve spoken with seem to be really enjoying the improvements and the new atmosphere.”
When visiting the student dining hall and The Grill, located downstairs in the student union, and the faculty dining hall, located upstairs, diners will see new serving lines. All three dining areas also now have state-of-the-art cash registers that feature a debit/credit card machine. Also, in the dining halls, fresh salad bars have been installed, giving student and faculty more nutritious options to choose from.
In addition, the student dining hall has received a restaurant-quality commercial dishwasher. According to Shaw, a new pizza machine is scheduled to be finalized by the end of week as well as a new soda fountain machine in the near future.
In the Lee Flowers building, the current upgrade includes modernizing the elevator, which will be operable by this upcoming weekend, Shaw said. The elevator is a convenience for students, employees, and visitors in the building, which houses some of CCC’s Career and Technical Education programs.
In the near future, a Lee Flowers renovation project will replace the upper and lower sections of the roof and upgrade the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Shaw said this is a Bureau of Building project that is still in its developmental stages.