By KELSEY MCQUADE and BROOKE SHUNATONA
Parkade Center, the new location for the Columbia branch of Moberly Area Community College, opened its doors for a public tour on Thursday, Sept. 2.
MACC moved classrooms into old retail shops at the center to allow more room for its 2,062 students as well as space to expand.
The college celebrated its move with live music, snacks and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The open house allowed for an opportunity to show the community the new building space and showcase art for sale by local artists displayed all around the 37,000-square-foot space.
Some key speakers at the ribbon cutting included Chris Burnam, an owner of the Parkade Center, Evelyn Jorgenson, MACC president, and state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia.
To read more about the new location and the students’ thoughts, visit: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2010/09/02/macc-settles-new-columbia-location/