Students Take Part in College Construction

Students who attend Meridian Community College are getting the chance to use classroom skills in the real world and leave their mark on the college.

Students were an integral part of the construction crews who completed the new Smith-Williams baseball field house. MCC President Scott Elliott says many of the new buildings have been built by students.

"You know, this is our fifth building project on campus that was primarily constructed by students," Elliott says. "So, it's quite an ambitious undertaking when students are providing most of the labor. It's a great program because they get viable job skills that they can take into the real world, and in the meantime, we get a nice facility here on campus."

The Adult Learning Center, which is also under construction, is also being built by students.