Ribbon-Cutting For New PC Residence Buildings

Presbyterian College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of new student housing on campus. The board of trustees, administrators, faculty and staff, financial partners, those who worked directly with the construction, as well as alumni and community guests, gathered at the fountain near Neville and Richardson halls for the ceremony.

“Today has been a long time coming,” said PC President Bob Staton ’68. He added, “Today a long-discussed need of the college and a much-anticipated occurrence is becoming a reality as we cut the ribbon today on the new senior apartment-style housing on campus. It’s a great day to be at PC, and it could not have happened without a lot of people being involved over many, many years.”

The new student housing consists of three buildings located on Johnson Field behind Springs Student Center. There are a combined 36 residential units, which will house 144 students, primarily juniors and seniors, who will move in beginning this fall.

Each unit contains four single rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a common gathering space.

The three buildings are developed with support from the PC Real Estate Foundation and a USDA Rural Development Community grant. Two of the buildings will be ready for August move-in. The third should be completed by early September.

PC Board Chairman E.G. Lassiter ’69 shared remarks before inviting guests to tour one of the new buildings. “I know that our students are very excited about moving into these units in just a few short weeks,” Lassiter said. “The heart of campus has certainly been enhanced by having this new housing project completed, and they will continue to add energy and vibrance to this important part of our campus.”

Madyson Glenn, a rising senior psychology major, will be one of the students moving into the new housing. She said, “It is an honor and privilege to experience my last year at Presbyterian College as a student from a space that is so conducive to not only ensuring my academic success but enabling me to gain the best experience possible in all aspects.”