Miss. College to spend $14.5 on improvements.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -- Itawamba Community College plans to spend $14.5 million over five years on upgrades to its campus in Tupelo.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/lLSafB0) the plan is to transform buildings that were built when the campus primarily served vocational students into ones that better accommodate current academic offerings.
"We believe the Tupelo campus will be where our population growth will be in the future," ICC President Mike Eaton said in announcing the project in a faculty meeting.
Eaton said plans for Tupelo include construction of a new 62,000-square-foot academic building. The technical education building will be renovated to house natural science classes and a new physical plant will be constructed.
About half of the project will be financed by funds the school has construction work. The two-year school has about $7 million in the bank from past state bonds that it will use for this project.