COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) yesterday voted in favor of releasing a $1,070,680 capital appropriation for the Ohio University Chillicothe (OUC) Academic Success Center Stevenson Renovation project. In total, the project will be a $1.7 million investment from a combination of state dollars, local funds and charitable gifts.
"OUC has proven to be a valuable educational resource in our community, and I am proud that the controlling board has released these funds so they can continue to grow and empower their students," said Peterson. "With their student-focused and personalized approach to higher education, this will only improve their sense of community and academic success."
The project aims to renovate spaces within Bennett Hall and the Stevenson Center in order to address the growing need for student services to promote their overall success, academic interaction, and to foster a sense of pride and community at Ohio University Chillicothe Campus.
Bennett Hall, named after Chillicothe's prominent Bennett family, is the central building of OUC. Classes were first offered in the hall on September 19, 1966. Today the building serves as the central location of all student activity. It houses faculty and administrative offices, classrooms and the campus auditorium. A teaching laboratory, as well as mock nursing labs are also located in Bennett Hall.
The Learning Commons, located in the Stevenson Center, represents a convergence of information and technology in an inviting environment, conducive to learning. Among other things, the Learning Commons contains the Quinn Library, Student Success Center, computer labs, group study rooms and a cafe.
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