By providing modern centers for learning, both in and out of the classroom, we will rise above the rest, serve our students' needs, and continue to attract the best and brightest students and faculty.
Serving the finest students in this or any era, while providing for them an atmosphere in which they can learn as they prepare to compete outside the classroom, requires the provision of modern forums for teaching and learning. The students of Rockford College during the 60s, 70s and 80s had the luxury of attending one of the newest campuses in the country; the same cannot be said today. While we have successfully completed more than $14 million in facility improvements over the last 6 years, including renovations to the Burpee Student Center, there is still more to be done. In order to build on our recent success of recruiting and retaining students, we have selected Starr Science Building and the Seaver Recreation Center.
Science Center Modernizations
Enhanced classrooms and lecture halls in Starr Science Center, along with the acquisition of select scientific instrumentation, will advance learning for all students, particularly those in the College of Science, Mathematics, and Nursing.
Seaver / Recreation Enhancements
In addition, recreation enhancements to the Seaver Physical Education Center is essential. It will support general student fitness and intramural competition, provide additional functionality for the Physical Education and Sports Management programs, and serve as a much needed year-round training facility for our student-athletes.