A ribbon cutting and open house event was held May 15 on the campus of BRTC in Paragould for the new Math Center. The 3,000 square foot facility, formerly a child care center owned by the Greene County Industrial Training Center, was recently renovated to help accommodate the growing need for classroom space, according to Priscilla Stillwell, Academic Site Coordinator. The center has two classrooms, a Success Lab and offices for the math faculty.
“This addition to the Paragould campus was made possible in part by the efforts of Senator Robert Thompson and the legislation he sponsored to provide funding to BRTC for construction, renovation and technology upgrades,” noted BRTC President Dr. Wayne Hatcher, “with additional support of the BRTC Board of Trustees and the GCITC Board.”
Dr. Hatcher welcomed guests to the event and Dr. Roger Johnson, VP for Gen Ed, gave an overview of the renovation. Both expressed the crucial need for additional space on the Paragould campus because of the continued growth and how the Math Center is a big step in the right direction for fulfilling that need. Senator Thompson and Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill each provided remarks and expressed their support for and appreciation of the college and all of the opportunities it provides for the community and its residents.
BRTC Board of Trustees Chair Sue Gibson lead the ribbon cutting, which included Dr. Hatcher, Senator Thompson, Mayor Gaskill, BRTC Board of Trustees members, GCITC representatives, Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce representatives, Stillwell and BRTC math instructors. Board member Ray Noel provided closing remarks then guests were led by Stillwell on a tour of the facility.