New NCCU student center plans unveiled

New NCCU student center plans unveiled

Above: a wooden model of the current design of N.C. Central University’s new student center was available for viewing. Photo by Kaylee Sciacca. N.C. Central University students, faculty and alumni got a glimpse last month of the planned student center in the Alfonso Elder Student Union. The two-story center, which will span 100,000 square feet

Above: a wooden model of the current design of N.C. Central University’s new student center was available for viewing. Photo by Kaylee Sciacca.

N.C. Central University students, faculty and alumni got a glimpse last month of the planned student center in the Alfonso Elder Student Union.

The two-story center, which will span 100,000 square feet in the parking lot behind the current student union, will have a multipurpose space that can be converted into multiple event rooms, a lounge area and offices and workspaces for student organizations and administration. It will also feature a 1,750-seat auditorium that could accommodate the entire freshman class of 2021.

One of the features of the new student center includes a senate chamber in the center of the second floor’s west wing. Photo by Kaylee Sciacca.

Members of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) organizations saw a less-polished construction model during their retreat last summer in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Their thoughts, along with surveyed responses from students, helped the design team of Duda|Paine Architects, O’Brien/Atkins Associates and MHTN Architects develop building schemes intended to best fulfill current and future students’ needs.

All three firms have experience in designing buildings for higher education, including N.C. State’s Talley Student UnionWinston-Salem State University’s Thompson Student Services Center and Weber State University’s Residential Life campus.

Features within the new center at NCCU aim to integrate and update current campus components to fit larger student populations. The current Eagle’s Nest dining space in the bottom floor of the union will double in size in the new center to host four vendors. A senate chamber for the Student Government Association will be on the second floor and the Women’s Center, presently located next to Baynes Residence Hall, will be absorbed into the center alongside other campus resources.

But if you’re a current student, don’t hold your breath on seeing this finished as an undergrad: Construction is not set to begin until spring 2019.

The center is projected to open to the public during the fall 2021 semester, just in time to welcome the class of 2025 to NCCU.

Kevin G. Montgomery, president and chief operating officer for O’Brien/Atkins Associates, commended students last month for contributing to the center’s $36.1 million budget through an increase in student fees.

“What you’re doing with your student fees is giving back, paying ahead, making a difference,” Montgomery said. “Some of you will experience it if this is your freshman year. But for those of you who aren’t, I hope that your pride (at NCCU) will draw you back here.”

SEAL Executive Director Orok Orok said the Alfonso Elder Student Union, while set to move into an administrative capacity, has the potential to become another campus retail location.

“There are some things the administration is looking at in regards to connecting this space to (the new center), but that’s further on down the line,” Orok said.

A solution to where students will park during construction is being developed.

“The hope is that we utilize more of the spaces that are currently underutilized,” Orok said. “There’s a major assessment that’s still in the works right now.”

15 comments
Kaylee Sciacca
CONTRIBUTOR
PROFILE

Posts Carousel

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

15 Comments

  • Laura Christ
    August 21, 2018, 8:02 pm

    Contact Dr Raypower at urgentspellcast@gmail.com if you want to get your Husband, Wife, Boyfriend and Girlfriend back now and regain your happiness.

    Hi i am Laura Christ from USA I have just experience the wonders of Dr. Raypower love spell, that have been spread on the internet and worldwide, How he marvelously helped people all over the world to restored back their marriage life and get back lost lovers, and also help to win lottery. I contacted him after going through so many testimonies from different people how he help to bring back ex lover back, i told him about my husband that abandoned me about 8 months ago, and left home with all i had.. Dr Raypower only told me to smile and have a rest of mind he will handle all in just 24 hours, After the second day my husband called me, i was just so shocked, i pick the call and couldn’t believe my ears, he was really begging me to forgive him and making promises on phone.. He came back home and also got me a new car just for him to proof his love for me. i was so happy and called Dr Raypower and thanked him, he only told me to share the good news all over the world .. Well if you need an effective and real spell caster contact Dr Raypower Via email: urgentspellcast@gmail.com or Call or WhatsApp: +1 (424) 330-8109 and also see more reviews about him on his website: http://urgentspellcast.website2.me/

    REPLY
    • Lucas Martinez@Laura Christ
      November 10, 2018, 6:46 pm

      CONTACT DR PERFECT TODAY VIA EMAIL solutiontoallproblems1@gmail.com AND GET YOUR BROKEN MARRIAGE RESTORED BACK WITHIN 24 HOURS

      Hello everyone am Lucas Martinez from USA, after 15 years of marriage, me and my wife were living happily together we loved each other so much and I Loved my family they were my top priority, until one morning me and my wife had a little argument which I know every couples do have because there are no perfect couples in this world after the argument I went to work when I came home I couldn’t find my wife and our kids she also packed her bags and that of the kids and left I tried calling her but I couldn’t reach her I went to her friend’s house but they couldn’t tell me where to find her, I was frustrated I didn’t know what to do I started drinking alcohol every day and night I stopped going to work it was a difficult thing for me because she and my kids means everything to me it’s was like part of my body left me I couldn’t function well, one day I was browsing on the Internet when I saw a testimony of someone testifying of a man called Dr Perfect and how he brought back his wife within 24 hours I didn’t think twice about it I messaged him and told him everything that happened between me and my wife and he said he find my problem very easy for him to solve he also told me to trust him that my wife will come back and I told him I trust him and he asked for some information which I gave him, 24 hours later my wife came back home with the kids I was so surprised to see her it was like a dream to me she started crying and apologizing to me I told her it’s okay I forgive her that am happy she is back we are now living happily together. If you are heart broken because your wife or husband left you email this powerful love spell caster called Dr Perfect via email

      solutiontoallproblems1@gmail.com

      You can also message him on WhatsApp +(1)256-251-3614

      REPLY
    • DIANA STONES@Laura Christ
      November 23, 2018, 1:10 am

      best online spell caster Dr Larry assurancesolutionhome@gmail.com whatsapp +1(424)-261-8520

      My name is Diana Stones, i live and work in UK. My life is
      back!!! After 2 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids, I felt like ending it all, i almost committed suicide because he left us with nothing, i was emotionally down all this while. Thanks to a great spell caster called Dr Larry which i met online who brought my husband back to me. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I came across several of testimonies about Dr Larry. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, you can contact him on (assurancesolutionhome@gmail.com) or call him +1(424)-261-8520. you can also view his web site: http://assurancesolutionhome.wordpress.com
      http://assurancesolutionhome.website2.me/ ….he is the best spell caster that can help you with your problems. whatsapp +1(424)-261-8520 on youtube https://youtu.be/4shxcyUlqtg

      REPLY
    • DIANA STONES@Laura Christ
      November 23, 2018, 1:11 am

      best online spell caster Dr Larry assurancesolutionhome@gmail.com whatsapp +1(424)-261-8520

      My name is Diana Stones, i live and work in UK. My life is
      back!!! After 2 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids, I felt like ending it all, i almost committed suicide because he left us with nothing, i was emotionally down all this while. Thanks to a great spell caster called Dr Larry which i met online who brought my husband back to me. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I came across several of testimonies about Dr Larry. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, you can contact him on (assurancesolutionhome@gmail.com) or call him +1(424)-261-8520. you can also view his web site: http://assurancesolutionhome.wordpress.com
      http://assurancesolutionhome.website2.me/ ….he is the best spell caster that can help you with your problems. whatsapp +1(424)-261-8520 on youtube https://youtu.be/4shxcyUlqtg

      REPLY
  • Skye
    September 12, 2018, 6:28 am

    Not certain where to begin, I was overwhelmed lately trying to get out of a funk situation in a relationship. My fiancé was a whole other story. He was downright hurtful and ungrateful; his life and belongings were in shambles. He was someone addicted to drugs and women. He liked hiding behind excuses, giving me reasons to live a reckless life.
    But we share great bond, we can’t let go because we aren’t perfect after all.
    One thing we needed was someone or a spell doctor that will place himself in our spot to cure or tell us how easy it is to maintain or build a relationship surrounded by true love and healthy living.
    However, the reality of my story is that Dr. Wakina via (dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com) with a succeeding love spell made sure none of my pipe dreams at the expenses of a broken heart become reality.

    REPLY
  • landy morris
    October 6, 2018, 7:44 am

    am here to share with you my life experience on how a great man called Dr gbojie saved me and my marriage.I have been Married & Barren for for 5 years i had no child. i have never been pregnant i was a subject of laughter from my Friends & neighbors, i almost lost my marriage because of this issue.i was so confused that i did not know what to do until i came across this great Dr online and i contacted him at once i was scared weather it was going to work because i never believed things like this before, so i decided to give it a try and i did all what Dr gbojie asked of me and today to my greatest surprise i took in the first time and i gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and now my marriage that was about crashing before is now restored. my husband now love and want me better, Am so happy for everything that have been happening in my life since i met this Dr gbojie .I want to tell all the women/men out there who have a similar situation like mine,that the world is not over YET they should dry up their tears and contact this great man and their problem will be gone you can also contact Dr gbojie , here is how you can contact him gbojiespiritualtemple@gmail.com or contact him via his whatsapp phone number +2349066410185.or contact him on his website : http://gbojiespiritualtemple.website2.me

    REPLY
  • islami robert
    October 18, 2018, 2:33 am

    EFFECTIVE AND POWERFUL BEST ONLINE LOVE SPELL CASTER
    I am very surprise for the miraculous experience and wonders of Dr gbojie that have been spreading on the Internet and worldwide, How he marvelously helped people all over the world to restored back their lost lovers I contacted him after going through so many testimonies from different people how he help to bring back ex lovers i was deeply in love with my boyfriend and he was with me but suddenly one day he broke up with me. I tried everything but nothing seemed to workout, I thought it was going to be over forever.I never believed in spells but I was so desperate I thought I got nothing else to loose. I started searching for different spell casters and I finally found ‘Great gbojieTemple’ who helped me through the process and I eventually got my boyfriend back and we are so happy together. I am so grateful to him. If you ever need a spell caster who can get you ex back then contact him on [gbojiespiritualtemple@gmail.com]and his telephone number is +2349066410185 or contact him on his website : http://gbojiespiritualtemple.website2.me

    REPLY
  • jerry mary
    November 10, 2018, 7:53 pm

    Are you in bad need of love spell to bring back your ex lover or reunite your marriage? Email Dr. Sam for fast 24 hours solution. I had a problem with my husband a year and six months ago, which lead us apart. When he broke up with me, I was confuse and did not know what to do to get him back, I felt so empty inside. Until i came across Dr. Sam on the internet on how He has helped so many people solve there various problem. I emailed Him and I told Him my problem and i did what he asked me to do for him to help me, to briefly make the long story short, Before I knew it, in less than 24 HOURS, my Husband gave me a call and he came back to me and told me he was sorry about what was going on between the both of us. Finally I am writing this testimony to offer my thanks and deep gratitude to you Dr. Sam for keeping to your words and your promises in bringing him back to me in just 24 hours of your powerful spell casting, and for using your gifted and great powers to bring him back. If you need his help, you can email him at: {supremespellcast@gmail.com Or supremespellcast@yahoo.com} You can read more about him on his website and contact him: http://supremespellcast.website2.me his blog> https://supremespellcast.blogspot.com WhatsApp/Call +2347087462033 Jerry Mary from Australia

    REPLY

Latest Posts

Top Authors

Most Commented

Featured Videos