“I think it’s going to live up to what we say about Monroe Community College, that it’s going to be inspiring,” said MCC President, Anne Kress about the new downtown campus building.
For Kress, the new downtown campus is so much more than just a building.
“It’s really going to let in the light and not just the light outside but the light of inspiration, that light of learning and understanding. When we have students come to this downtown campus, we want them to think, this is my home,”said Kress.
The new building will have an open space in the lobby with a cafe, a green roof, an event space, as well as science labs–all things Kress said students asked for specifically when coming up with a design for the new building.
“Whether it’s through engaging students in student life make a huge difference between whether students are successful or whether they feel a little lost and walk away from the institution,” said Kress.
Additionally, county executive Cheryl Dinolfo says the downtown campus building will impact the community as a whole.
“I think you can see the great progress that’s been made so far and I think you can see that this is truly a gem and an asset in our community and will help drive the economic engine in Monroe county for decades to come,” said Dinolfo.