McLennan Community College dedicates new learning spaces to President


WACO, Texas (KWTX) — On Wednesday morning, the Waco area got a peek at a new space at McLennan Community College, one the college hopes to support students.

The Learning Commons is now open in the Learning Technology Center after several months of renovations. On Wednesday, the college held a ribbon cutting to dedicate the space and name it after MCC President Dr. Johnette McKown.

The Learning Commons brings together all library services, academic support and tutoring, and technical support in one place.

Dr. Staci Taylor, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, said not all students have the resources or support at home, so they want this space to fill in the gaps.

“It’s very versatile, so a student can come in and study with a group,” Dr. Taylor said. “They can also plug in their laptop and work together on a project. We also have a green screen room for students to come in and record presentations. »

Juliana Mebane, a student at MCC, said it was important to have support to complete your university studies as it can be difficult to endure on your own.

“Being here in a space where you can get help in any form is really a positive thing,” Mebane said. “Even if you just need someone here to tell you that I’m here to help you.” I’m here, you can do it, it’s nice.

The space is open after several months of renovations. Tours were offered on Wednesdays, along with a scavenger hunt and door prizes.

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