From Drab to Fab: TLC Gets an Extreme Makeover
Published on June 27, 2013 by Tiffany Coleman
(MERIDIAN) Surely you have seen the television shows where people are given five bucks, a paper clip, and a can of paint, right? You know—the one where the goal is to completely transform an entire room into something another person would absolutely love. Exactly! Those makeover shows are amazing. Well something similar has been going on at Broadview University. Based on several student requests and input, The Learning Center—affectionately called TLC at the Boise campus—has been going through a serious transformation.
Over the long break between the spring and early fall quarters, veterinary technology student Sunday Sunderlin and Applied Learning Coordinator Sally Cleary have been plotting, planning, and doing a lot of painting. The redecorating duo has spent several hours making the student study haven into “the cool place” on campus. After painting, hammering, tweaking, and more painting—the project is just about complete.
This transformation process actually started several months ago when the room, which is located in the vet tech hallway, was opened for student use. Along with being a place to study, Math and Writing Labs have been scheduled in there as well. Campus leaders decided to send students a survey to find out what they would like to see and have in the room. The response was overwhelming.
With a budget and a plan that incorporated the students’ feedback, Cleary went to work with TLC-regular Sunderlin’s help. What was once a relatively plain room with four walls, a few tables and chairs, a computer, and a couch, will now be a comfy, cozy place for students to study, relax, and hang out.
All students are encouraged to enjoy TLC anytime the campus is open. It will continue to be staffed by instructors, program chairs, and other members of the staff during selected hours that are determined on a quarter-by-quarter basis. In addition to the makeover, there will be special times during the year when “treats” will be available to students. More information on what is coming and when will be announced moving forward.
TLC’s big reveal will take place on Monday, July 15, the first day of Summer Quarter.
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