Central Baptist College Receives HP Grant


(Conway, AR)   - Central Baptist College today announced that it has received a technology grant valued at more than $25,000 from HP.  The grant includes five LCD Digital Signage Displays, 50 LED Backlit Monitors, and ten Compaq Elite Convertible Minitowers.

          HP’s donation to CBC will be used to help furnish the new Library and Learning Commons currently under construction on the CBC campus.  The structure is scheduled to be completed in December.

          “The students at CBC will benefit greatly from the HP donation,” said CBC President Terry Kimbrow.  “This technology grant will provide a critical resource for our students in their studies and equip our Library and Learning Commons with digital signage and enhanced and expanded student workstations.  We appreciate HP’s support of CBC and higher education.”

          The Library and Learning Commons is a two-story building and will be just over 16,000 square feet when complete.  Preliminary layout of the new facility includes the following:  library staff offices, learning commons, 30+ computer workstations in computer lab, multimedia classroom, café and café seating area, Ronald V. Mitchell Archives, science resource center, media curriculum center, conference rooms, group and private study rooms, and book stacks.  

          The Library and Learning Commons is a part of the CBC Vision 2020 plan.  Vision 2020 is a plan to complete ten major construction projects over a ten year period to accommodate an enrollment of 2,020 students. The public kickoff for Vision 2020: A Miracle in the Making was February 19, 2011. In just over two years, over $10 million has been raised toward the $12 million Phase I goal. Project #1, the David T. Watkins Academic Building, is complete. Project #2, the Library and Learning Commons, is currently under construction. Project #3, a new residence hall, is in the planning phase.

Photo:  Pictured with a portion of the equipment from HP (from left to right):  Valerie Lane, HP Site Program Manager; CBC President Terry Kimbrow; Jon Allen, HP Director of Inside Sales; and Sancy Faulk,  Vice President for Advancement at CBC. 

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