By Amanda Petrucelli
Moving along as scheduled, builders from Kinder and Sons, Inc. told Ancilla College President Dr. Ken Zirkle they expect to finish construction on the second story of the 96-bed residence hall Friday, April 24. The building will open early August, ready for new freshman at the Donaldson, Ind. campus. Soon thereafter a new dining facility will open to host at least 150 students in anticipation of the growth.
Watch a time lapse video of the building so far here.
The $6 million project is part of an overall plan to host more interested students at the two-year, private college, in response to requests received in the admissions department. Zirkle also added women’s soccer and golf to the athletics program, bringing the total Chargers team count to 10. Also in response to the market, the school will begin an agriculture program in the fall with the anticipation Ancilla College associate degree earners could transfer to Purdue University or other renown agriculture programs, saving thousands of dollars in tuition they would have spent has they started at a four-year school.
Other changes at the junior college in rural Northern Indiana include a move to flat, fixed tuition. New students can now attend Ancilla College for a fixed rate of $14,100 annually whether they take 12 or 17 credit hours per semester, making the school the least-expensive private college in Indiana and many surrounding states. Check out www.ancilla.edu to learn more.