Friday, June 6, 2014


MAYHEW – Dr. Paul Miller, vice president of East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus, was a busy man Friday as his team managed five simultaneous events.

The first week of Camp AMP, which teaches students in middle and high school about modern manufacturing, was coming to a close over in Workforce Services. Hundreds of students who will be attending EMCC in the fall were on campus for JourneyEAST orientation sessions. EMCC was hosting its annual catfish fry for elected officials. The crew from SuperTalk Mississippi was broadcasting live from the breezeway next to the library.

“But the biggest event was the ground-breaking for a new Student Union and multi-purpose building. It will take about two years to build, but it’s going to make an enormous difference for our students,” Miller said.

The two-story, 76,000-square-foot Student Union will include 12 multi-purpose classrooms, a lecture hall and computer lab with seating for about 100 people, large and small conference rooms, a bookstore, a large cafeteria with an open dining area and a couple of private dining rooms, an art gallery and space for a small fitness room. The facility will be open to students, staff and the Golden Triangle community.