Officials at the Northeast State at Elizabethton campus opened the new Learning Resource Center space on Thursday that more than doubled computer access sites for students.
Campus director Chris Hitechew and staff welcomed students to the new space with popcorn and refreshments. Classes were already taking advantage of the new resource center on Thursday.
“We needed more room for students and this opens up the center space considerably,” said Chris Hitechew, director of the Northeast State at Elizabethton campus. “The response to the additional space arrangements we’ve sought to create has been very positive.”
The new Learning Resource Center also features soft seating and tables as well as a future space for group study. Hitechew said the former resource center space in Room E116 will be allocated to the TRiO office at Elizabethton to add additional tutoring services for students.
Northeast State at Elizabethton celebrates 20 years of service this spring as a higher education campus in Carter County. The campus hosts conventional classes as well as evening and distance education courses through online, video, and ITV formats.
The campus is staffed with representatives from the College’s offices of Financial Aid, Business, TRiO Student Support Services, and Tutoring. Other departments such as the Center for Students for Disabilities, Counseling and Testing, and Career Services visit the campus frequently to serve students as needed.