Edison Community College was founded in 1973 in a much smaller facility then what it offers today. We have personal ties with Edison Community College as it is Alma Mater to my mother, husband, and myself. I first got my AAS in 1998 and then returned to work on classes towards my Bachelors degree. Riley and I even took a Chemistry class together when Big Red was a toddler!
Many changes have happened around campus with new additions since I graduated. The Lowell Atrium addition was added on to the West side of Campus which allowed for a few smaller auditorium style classes and a larger library.
I don’t remember exactly when the outdoor fitness equipment was installed but it’s open year-round from dawn till dark.
With the new additions to the campus a nice courtyard was created which makes for a great places to study or eat outdoors. Sometimes there are special student activities scheduled in the courtyard to celebrate special days. When we were in Chemistry class there was a day when we could get free hamburgers cooked on a grill right in the courtyard!
Through the wall of glass windows is Edison Community College Internet Cafe which is located right outside of the library.
The picture below only shows the main desk of the library. Riley spent many hours here when he was a student worker at the IT Help Desk! The library offers tutoring, computer lab, presentation rooms, and a teacher resource center.
The Indoor Fitness room is a great way to stay fit and strong all year long. Since Edison offers both a basketball team and a baseball team you will see the team members working out as well as students and members from the community.
The cafeteria is great for students who commute or have long class days and need to grab a bite to eat. Working on class projects could be done here if you don’t mind a louder environment.
Edison has an art program that offers painting, drawing, photography, and interior design classes. Here’s an example of some student’s art work.
The art gallery was almost completely empty since the Spring Semester has ended and it was just a couple days away from graduation!
Do you have a college near you? Do you have children about ready for college? We are lucky enough to live close to one so that our children can take classes there before heading off to a 4 year institution!
Today is Day 11 of our local travel challenge be sure to check out all the details. Each day is open for other family travel bloggers to participate in #30Places30Days. If you missed yesterday’s post, then hop on over and read all about K’s Hamburger Shop.