The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Educational Excellence provides Mid-South Community College in West Memphis, Arkansas, with more than 63,000 square feet of classroom, library, learning center, and student services space, thus doubling the size of the campus.
The building serves as:
- Center for both academic and administrative computing services
- Training site for highly-specialized microcomputer instruction and certification programs
- A permanent location for the distance-learning program
- Community cultural enrichment center
Also included within the center area food court, bookstore and student lounge. The honest, collegiate look and feel of the center gives the sense of a traditional campus for the non-traditional student population. This new facility broadens and strengthens the community, providing services that were previously unavailable to the people of Crittenden County.
The red brick, precast and white trim were used to tie the new facility to the existing campus. This center will set the tone for the master plan as well as future buildings on campus. The new library is much larger, 10,856 s.f. as compared to the former 1,200-s.f. facility. The construction cost of this project was $9.3 million.