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Repair Projects Booked at Mississippi College This Summer

Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum

Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum will receive a new sound system. MC’s Robinson-Hale Football Stadium will get a new public address system. The new men’s residence hall will benefit, too, with a much better roof.

These are among nearly 40 projects, big and small, booked at the 5,200-student Christian university this summer. The projects will cost a total of $600,000, says Steve Stanford, vice president for administration and government relations.

“We have a lot of little things to do,” Stanford said at his Nelson Hall office in early June.

The A.E. Wood Coliseum hosts graduation exercises, MC Choctaws basketball games, volleyball contests, concerts, campers and other special events on the Clinton campus. Work on the landmark facility’s sound system is scheduled to last two weeks in August.

Last summer, the coliseum experienced major renovations – from roofing needs to lighting improvements. The MC arena opened in 1977.

The public address system will soon get an upgrade at the MC Choctaws 8,500 seat football stadium. The Choctaws play their first home game of the 2017 season against Gulf South Conference rival Florida Tech on Saturday September 23.

There are other sports-related improvements on the way this summer. MC will replace the stands with new bleachers at the Christian university’s Longabaugh Soccer Field, Stanford says.

Mississippi College officials say the summer is a great time to tackle significant repairs since most of the university’s students are away from the Clinton campus in June, July and early August.

There are other key projects on the MC schedule, including renovations of the ground floor of Self Hall, home of the School of Business. It will house the school’s new center for entrepreneurship.

In addition, there will be upgrades to expand space at Farr Hall, headquarters of the university’s interior design program. Other projects on the to-do list: a new dishwashing machine for the university’s busy cafeteria in B.C. Rogers Hall. Campus Dining serves as the university’s food service provider for thousands of customers.

There will be work to re-do the bricks at university’s entrance archways. Stanford mentions College Plaza improvements to the summer list of projects.