Photos: Construction continues on the new Malcolm Center for Student Life building. (Photos by Steven McClair)
Story by Chase Burgess
The question that has been swirling around campus since the new student center was first announced is, simply, when? When will the Malcolm Center for Student Life be finished?
Well, wonder no longer. Tom Fifer, MVC vice president of Enrollment Management and Operations, said the Malcolm Center for Student Life is scheduled to be finished by May 1, 2014.
For the first time since the construction of the Viking Village Apartments, Missouri Valley College is in the process of adding another building to campus. The Malcolm Center for Student Life will span more than 37,000 feet and will be the new home of the Student Affairs Office, the Nurse’s Office, and the Counseling Center. Like many other buildings on campus, the student center will offer Wi-Fi access throughout the building.
“I’m pumped to see what Valley has to offer with the new student center, said Ryan Hancock, a sophomore Biology major from Waco, Texas.
Ryan Martin, a senior Music major from Branson, Mo., said he thought the new student center will be a “major plus” for students considering MVC. “It’s nice to have a place to hang out other than a dorm room,” he said.
Unfortunately, seniors such as Martin, who will be graduating this spring, won’t be able to fully enjoy the student center as a student here. However, for those students who aren’t graduating this May, they can patiently wait for the moment when they can take full advantage of the brand new Malcolm Center for Student Life.