NORFOLK, Neb. - Northeast Community College President Leah Barrett (holding scissors) is joined by Robert Cox, former Northeast president, and Steve Anderson, chairperson of the College Board of Governors, during a ribbon cutting on Thursday as part of a soft opening of the institution’s Union 73.
The building on the Norfolk campus will provide students with additional space for academic and student support services, enhanced study areas and places for them to meet with their peers. It also includes the Hawk Shop (bookstore), the college library, and student activities space, among other services.
“The role of the college union in higher education is to build community on campus,” Barrett said. “And we couldn’t be happier with what we have here today.”
The name Union 73 relates to both a student union on a college campus as a place that offers several services to students and to the 1973 merger, or union, of Northeastern Nebraska College and Northeast Nebraska Technical College, now known as Northeast Community College.