Offices moving into Moody Learning Center to allow for welcome center relocation

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There are no plans for the adjacent tech store to move, an administrator said.

By Sergio Medina

smedina104@student.alamo.edu

Several offices from the first and second floor of Fletcher Administration Center will temporarily move Oct. 11 and 18 into Moody Learning Center to make way for the permanent relocation of the welcome center to Fletcher.

The Tino and Millie Duran Welcome Center will assist new students with enrolling and registering for classes. File

Remodeling of the first and second floors of Fletcher will begin in early spring and will take about 18 months to complete, Dr. Tiffany Cox-Hernandez, dean for student success, said Oct. 3.

The admissions and records and financial aid offices, as well as the enrollment lab and ID center will move Oct. 11 into Room 207 of Moody.

The welcome center, at West Park Avenue and North Main Avenue, also will move Oct. 11 into Room 207 of Moody.

Furthermore, the business office will move into Room 208 of Moody, and the testing and assessment office will move into Room 533 of Moody.

Once the remodeling is complete, the offices will move back into Fletcher.

The remodeling is funded through the $450 million capital improvement bond approved in 2017.

Cox said $80 million from the bond was allocated to this college.

“So one of the buildings that we requested money to renovate is this one, Fletcher,” she said. “The renovation that’s going to be happening in this building is to create a new welcome center, as a one-stop shop.”

Cox said just like the Victory Center functions as a one-stop shop for veterans and dependents, so would the new welcome center at Fletcher for all students.

“They’re going to blow out the first and second floors of this building and rebuild it so that we can create just a very beautiful space for students to come in and be served either as a new student or as a continuing student,” she said.

The new welcome center will provide assistance with recruitment, admissions and records, financial aid and the business office.

The remodeled space will have a welcome center, a space for student orientation, a testing center and staff offices, Cox said.

She said Oct. 11 and 18, both Fridays, were chosen as moving dates to avoid interrupting student services.

Jenae Johnson, director of college services, said Oct. 3 there are no plans for the space the welcome center will leave behind in Tobin Lofts at 1415 N. Main Ave. She also said no plans exist for the tech store to expand into the adjacent welcome center.

Furthermore, the tech store will remain at 1415 N. Main Ave.

For more information, call Cox at 210-486-0835 or email tcox29@alamo.edu.

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