MCC-Maple Woods to celebrate Student Center renovation on Sept. 30

Students settle in to the renovated dining area and lounge on the first day of classes at MCC-Maple Woods.

Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods will celebrate the renovation of its Student Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30. MCC-Maple Woods President Tyjaun Lee and student leaders will be on hand.

MCC-Maple Woods Student Center

The Student Center, opened in the fall of 1995, got a $100,000 refresh over the summer, a project that was completed by the MCC facilities department. The improvements included a redesign of the student dining area and lounge, Campus Life & Leadership office, and a meeting space for student clubs and organizations.

“This updated space is an example of MCC’s focus on student engagement, making connections and getting involved,” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said. “Campus Life & Leadership has already seen an increase in participation in clubs and organizations this year.”

Upbeat, open and contemporary, the Student Center space was updated with new carpet, paint, ceiling fixtures and LED lighting, as well as new technology and plenty of outlets to charge electronics. Branding featuring MCC’s new mascot, the Wolf, is prominent throughout the refreshed space. The Student Center got new furniture last year.

“The renovated Student Center at MCC-Maple Woods will give students a space that allows for learning and collaboration outside the classroom,” campus president Lee said. “The Student Center will become a place where our clubs and organizations can plan engaging and educational student events in collaboration with our Campus Life & Leadership team.”

The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The MCC-Maple Woods campus is at 2601 N.E. Barry Road, Kansas City.