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Midland College breaks ground on new dining hallSeptember 05, 2018

The image to use for this article. Listing image managed through RSS tab. Rendering of the June and Frank Cowden, Jr. Dining Hall

Midland College is proud to announce the groundbreaking of the June and Frank Cowden, Jr. Dining Hall, which will add 18,600 square feet to the existing Scharbauer Student Center at a cost of $8.5 million. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Monday, September 10, at 11:00 a.m. on the east side of the Scharbauer Student Center on the main MC campus.

Architects for this project are Parkhill,  Smith & Cooper. When completed, the dining hall will accommodate 480 people with a commercial kitchen to support daily dining and campus catering. In addition, there will be an outdoor patio area that will seat 70 people and a Community Room for use by community organizations that will seat 90 people.

“Midland College is proud to have the new dining hall bear the name of June & Frank Cowden, Jr., a pioneering Midland family,” said Steve Thomas, president of MC. “We are deeply committed to continuous improvement, service to students and community impact. This is an exciting time at Midland College.”

June and Frank Cowden married in 1945, shortly after Frank returned from serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. They were married until Frank’s death in 2006. June continues to live in Midland, and her daughter Linda is an elected member of the Midland College Board of Trustees and a member of the Midland College Foundation Board of Directors.

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