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.