A $25,000 grant from Hewlett-Packard Co. will be used to help furnish a new library and learning commons currently under construction on the campus of Central Baptist College in Conway.
CBC President Terry Kimbrow announced that the school had received the technology grant during an August meeting of the Conway Noon Rotary Club.
“The students at CBC will benefit greatly from the HP donation,” Kimbrow said. “This technology grant will provide a critical resource for our students in their studies and equip our Library and Learning Commons with digital signage and enhanced and expanded student workstations. We appreciate HP’s support of CBC and higher education.”
The grant included five LCD digital signage displays, 50 LED backlit monitors and 10 Compaq Elite Convertible Minitowers.
Part of CBC’s “Vision 2020” plan, the Library and Learning Commons is a two-story building and will be just over 16,000 square feet, and will house the college’s library staff offices, learning commons, over 30 computer workstations in computer lab, multimedia classroom, café and café seating area, the Ronald V. Mitchell Archives, a science resource center, a media curriculum center, conference rooms, group and private study rooms and book stacks.
Vision 2020 is a 10-year facilities master plan to complete ten major construction projects over a ten year period and accommodate an enrollment of 2,020 students.
Classes began last week on campus. The school’s annual Mustang Classic golf tournament is slated for Sept. 16 at Nutter’s Chapel Golf and Country Club.
For more information on the school, visit www.cbc.edu.
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