October 24, 2014
7:06 pm

Hawk's Nest Takes Flight

The Hawk's Nest is officially open for "business."  The sparkling new Student Activity Center on the Napier Campus of Lake Michigan College was formally christened yesterday by way of a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring the college's Board of Trustees, President Dr. Robert Harrison, LMC Foundation Board Member Jim Krzyzewski and the President of the Student Senate, Miranda Bachman.

The newly constructed, $1.5-million dollar center comprises 5,000 square feet over two stories and is named for the LMC Red Hawk mascot.  The project is being funded by Napier Campus students who asked for it to be constructed, replacing an over-crowded informal gathering spot in the Hall of Pride.  Jim Krzyzewski, who is President & CEO of Nyloncraft, Inc. also donated $70,000.00 toward the project.  

The first floor of the new Hawk's Nest features a game space with ping-pong, pool, and air hockey as well as video games, dining and activity spaces.  The glass-enclosed second floor includes spaces for clubs and for the Student Life Director, as well as space for informal connections, social gathering, study, and special events.

Dr. Bob Harrison told a crowd of 150 gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony that LMC is, "Pleased to make available to the students such a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to socialize, relax, and study.  This space is at the center of the Napier Avenue Campus academic building and I am certain it will become a hub for student activity and engagement, and bring a new energy to the campus."  
 
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