CCAC Allegheny Campus celebrates renovation of Milton Hall rotunda with ribbon cutting

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Milton Mosaic
Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus celebrated the renovation of the Milton Hall rotunda with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The renovation transformed the interior of the academic hub into a state-of-the-art campus information center with intuitive and interactive kiosks that provide information and directions, as well as video walls with eye-catching graphics.

Each of the two video walls in the expanse features six 55-inch monitors that display sweeping video images for students, staff, faculty and visitors. Two individual 60-inch screens partition the video walls and stream two different news stations at all times, keeping the campus community informed of the latest news. The space also features new carpeting, seating, lighting and plants, as well as a student mosaic celebrating the college's 50th anniversary, facilitated by renowned artist Laura Jean McLaughlin

The Student Government Organization contributed $25,000 to the project and provided valuable advice during development. Students and leaders of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Allegheny Campus guided the student-led initiative since its inception last June.

"Phi Theta Kappa's work has provided new beginnings to support student learning and advancement," CCAC President Dr. Quintin Bullock said at the ribbon cutting. "They've done an exceptional job in planning the work that has taken place in Milton Hall."

The project carried out the vision of Allegheny Campus President Dr. Evon Walters to renovate the rotunda through interactive presentations, proposals and staunch advocacy on the part of students. According to Walters, "A lot of field research and benchmarking of best practices took place on how the technology could be integrated to engage and support students by further connecting, informing and empowering them with information about our support services, academic programs, and our transfer and career opportunities."

Malik Vincent, a Student Life Coordinator at Allegheny Campus, contributed to this press release.

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