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Classrooms, Dorms Get Much-Needed Facelifts

July 22, 2005 -- The College has spent several weeks this summer working on a renovation of classrooms, residence halls, and fitness centers at its Chalon and Doheny campuses. The College spent about $277,000 to update 27 classrooms with new furniture, projection screens, and podiums, as well as new paint.

The money comes from Jackie Doud's Presidential Initiative to enhance the College.

About $165,000 is going toward residence hall lounges for new furniture, lighting, and ceiling fans to enhance the comfort of students, as well as new paint. Another $20,000 went toward pool furniture and other upgrades at fitness centers on both campuses.

Among the projects at the Doheny Campus: McIntyre Residence Hall, Building 15, is being renovated with new interior flooring, paint, and cabinets, new exterior paint, and a new roof; the Nursing Skills Lab in the Weingart Room of Building 3 is being updated; new furniture and equipment was moved into Classroom Building 4; the exterior of the Administration Building, Building 10, was painted; and structural repairs were done to House No. 1.

Among the projects at the Chalon Campus: the nursing skills lab was transformed in the Humanities Building; landscape improvements were made in the Circle; the campus entrance is getting new landscaping; the Humanities and José Drudis-Biada buildings are getting new furniture and equipment; and parking lots are being resurfaced.

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