Centering the Students

Tri-County Technical College Student Success Center and Ruby Hicks Hall Renovation

A building can tell us much about what a community values.

At Tri-County Technical College, this community values its students. This commitment has been evident since the college opened its doors in 1962 in Pendleton, SC, and is the driving force for its four campuses, 70 programs, and 800 employees.

Nestled into the steep terrain and opening onto an inviting plaza, the three-story 72,000 square foot Student Success Center is the first new building on the Pendleton campus in 23 years. During those decades, student enrollment increased on campus by nearly 40%. In between classes, students had taken to studying in hallways or carving out a quiet place in the library stacks. Folks were making do with the available space, but the college recognized the need for a new student-centered building as far back as 2004.

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