New Year Means Construction Progress at Morris College

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SUMTER, S.C. — Morris College is witnessing major progress of two construction projects that broke ground a year ago. The new Student Health and Wellness Center is completed and the Twin Towers Residence Hall is 65 percent complete.

The new Student Health and Wellness Center has opened. The 8,153 square feet facility houses an office and classroom space for Health Science and Recreation Administration, the ROTC program, an office for the director of the student health and wellness center and a fitness area. One or more classes will be held in the facility.

The fitness area includes a weight room, aerobics room, lockers, and showers. It is fully equipped with state of the art Nautilus exercise equipment.

Ms. Subira N.K. Whipper will oversee the operations of the facility in her position as director of the center. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with a concentration in fitness/wellness from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and a Master of Science degree in Health Exercise Sports Science from the Citadel in Charleston, SC. Her professional background includes experience as a fitness specialist at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Heart Health Program.

The Twin Towers Residence Hall is anticipated to open for the fall semester of 2013. The 43,500 square feet facility stands at three stories. Each side will house 74 students and have a separate entrance and a lobby. A computer room and a laundry room will be on each floor.