Hagerstown Community College received a $15,000 donation to help them better serve the community.
The donation will help renovate the college’s existing technical innovation center.
The current building will be torn down and re-built. The new building will also have a new name, “The Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Studies.”
The new building will provide classrooms and computer labs, office space for faculty, as well as support for new businesses entering the Hagerstown area. Professors on campus that have donated funds to the project say this is a great way to integrate students into the working world.
“To this point we’ve raised about $385,000, this has also been an important project for me and my wife personally we have made a significant commitment to the project as well because it will be the first time that we have been able to house the business faculty and some of the manufacture functions of the college,” Jim Pierne said, the assistant professor of business and management at HCC.
School officials say construction on the project will begin in the fall.