The College of Montevallo broke floor on a brand new 10,000-square-foot Michael E. Stephens Faculty of Enterprise constructing on Sept. 5, formally starting a mission to tremendously improve the school’s choices.
The brand new residence for the Faculty of Enterprise will probably be a state-of-the-art and technology-rich facility. It is going to characteristic a big pupil commons and occasion area to facilitate interactions between college students, college and the enterprise neighborhood. Two extra technology-enhanced lecture rooms, pupil staff classrooms, skilled growth areas and a case presentation boardroom will add much-needed growth areas for the school.
The constructing will honor the reminiscence of its namesake, Michael E. Stephens, who handed away in 2017.
“Because of the largesse of Allison Stephens and Michael E. Stephens, we’ve designed a constructing that’s going to honor Michael’s reminiscence and honor the imaginative and prescient that Allison has for Montevallo. In my 10 years of figuring out Michael, this was his dream. He all the time wished a brand new constructing for the Faculty of Enterprise, and so I’m so grateful that this present day has come,” stated UM President Dr. John W. Stewart III. “It is going to serve college students effectively into the subsequent era. Breaking floor as we speak is emblematic of the trajectory our College is having fun with.”
The brand new constructing will assist additional the success the Faculty of Enterprise has seen through the years, and can proceed an upward development within the school’s enrollment.
“It’s very thrilling to have the ability to have this new facility to replicate the work the scholars and school have executed collectively and to honor Mike’s legacy and his want to see this faculty thrive,” stated Dr. Stephen H. Craft, dean of the Faculty of Enterprise. “These are thrilling days to be learning enterprise. Our enrollment is up, and we’re having nice outcomes for college kids. It will permit us to reinforce that course of. I believe Mike could be very joyful to see that this facility goes to be devoted to the work the college do and to know that this facility goes to have a direct influence on the lives of school and college students.”
The brand new constructing will probably be adjoining and hooked up to Morgan Corridor and Comer Corridor, the place the school is at the moment housed. As soon as the brand new constructing is full, the school will keep its presence in Morgan Corridor and Comer Corridor.