Groundbreaking held for new residence hall

Northwest Mississippi Community College administrators and members of the Board of Trustees as well as local government officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony June 11 for the college’s newest residence hall on the main campus in Senatobia.

The new building will be constructed between the McLendon Center and the Ranger Outdoor Complex, facing Alumni Drive. The facility will be segmented into two wings, allowing flexibility for male students in one wing and female students in the other wing.

According to Mary Ayers, director of Northwest’s Physical Plant, it has not yet been decided whether the residence hall will be all male, all female or a combination.

A central courtyard area at the front entry to the building will provide outdoor space and benches for student gathering. Each floor of the facility will have a large student lounge, quiet study rooms, laundry facilities and vending. Each room will have a private bath, and will accommodate living space for two students. A parking lot will be provided on the south side of the building.

The new 45,170-square-foot, two-story residence hall will offer 168 beds and 84 rooms. Eight of those rooms will be constructed to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) guidelines.

The architect for the $10,523,500 project is Eley Guild Hardy of Biloxi, with the work helmed by contractor Murphy and Sons, Inc, of Southaven.

Construction is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2021 for occupancy in the fall of 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO 1: Members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees Building Committee join Northwest President, Dr. Michael Heindl (far right) June 11 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new residence hall on the Senatobia campus. The new residence hall is scheduled to be completed next summer for occupancy in the fall. Committee members include (from left) Dr. Adam Pugh, board chairman, Lafayette County; Jerry Barrett, Tate County; Jamie Anderson, committee chairman, Tallahatchie County; and William Austin, DeSoto County.   Photo by Natalie Ehrhardt

PHOTO 2: Members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees join Northwest President, Dr. Michael Heindl (far right) June 11 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new residence hall on the Senatobia campus. The new residence hall is scheduled to be completed next summer for occupancy in the fall. Participating are (from left) Dr. Rachell Anderson, Tunica County; David Hargett, Tallahatchie County; Dorothy Kerney-Wilbourn, Panola County; Dr. Adam Pugh, board chairman, Lafayette County; Jerry Barrett, Tate County; Jamie Anderson, Tallahatchie County; William Austin, DeSoto County; Steve White, Lafayette County; and Steve Cummings, Yalobusha County.  Photo by Natalie Ehrhardt

PHOTO 3: Members of the Tate County Board of Supervisors join Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl (far right) and Senatobia Mayor, Dr. Greg Graves (second from right) June 11 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new residence hall on the Senatobia campus. The new residence hall is scheduled to be completed next summer for occupancy in the fall. Participating are (from left) Cole Massie, county administrator; Eddie Brannan, district 2 supervisor; Tony Sandridge, president; and Daryl Ricks, district 5 supervisor.  Photo by Natalie Ehrhardt

PHOTO 4: Members of the project team join Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl (far right) June 11 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new residence hall on the Senatobia campus. The new residence hall is scheduled to be completed next summer for occupancy in the fall. Participating are (from left) Northwest Vice President of Administration and Finance Jeff Horton; Northwest Physical Plant Director Mary Ayers; Taylor Guild, Eley Guild Hardy Architects; Brandon Woods and Clayton Rhea, Murphy and Sons, Inc., contractors.     Photo by Natalie Ehrhardt

PHOTO 5: Members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Executive Council join Northwest President, Dr. Michael Heindl (center left) June 11 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new residence hall on the Senatobia campus. The new residence hall is scheduled to be completed next summer for occupancy in the fall. Participating are (from left) DeSoto Center Dean, Dr. Keith Reed;  Executive Director, Institutional Advancement Patti Gordon; Vice President, Administration and Finance Jeff Horton; Chief of Staff Dan Smith; Dr. Heindl; Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Matthew Domas; Associate Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Management, Dr. Tonyalle Rush; Associate Vice President, Academic Instruction and Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Carolyn Wiley; Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center Dean, Dr. Don Jones; and Associate Vice President, Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education, Dwayne Casey.  Photo by Natalie Ehrhardt

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