Moberly Area Community College’s summer semester ended Friday, but it won’t be leaving its summer home - Hannibal Career and Technical Center - for another two weeks.


Moberly Area Community College’s summer semester ended Friday, but it won’t be leaving its summer home - Hannibal Career and Technical Center - for another two weeks.
It had been hoped that when the summer semester ended, MACC’s new temporary home in the former AT&T building on Communications Drive would be ready for occupancy. While MACC’s office space in the new building is essentially ready, the remainder of the structure remains a work in progress.
“It’s going to be a nice, beautiful space when we’re done, but we’re not to that point,” said Eric Ross, director of operations for MACC. “It’s not ready for occupancy. It’s coming along really well, but we need two more weeks.”
Wendy Johnson, director of MACC’s site in Hannibal, agrees that the site is just not ready yet for students needing to enroll or discuss their educational options.
“We want them (students) to feel that we’re ready for them,” she said. “This will make a smoother transition for them.”
Evelyn Jorgensen, MACC president, is confident that the renovations at 141 Communications Drive will be completed when it comes time for the fall semester to begin.
“We will have those (classrooms) ready by the time classes start on Aug. 19. It’s all going to work out,” she said.
Jorgensen is satisfied with the pace of the renovation work.
“We are in terms of the time frame we had to work with,” she said. “Obviously we would have liked to have gotten a hold of that AT&T building last May, but that wasn’t possible. Things are moving rapidly now and they have to because we don’t have much time, but we’re going to make it.”
Until the former AT&T building is completed, MACC will maintain an office in the Hannibal Career and Technical Center.
“We have been so appreciative of them. They have been so good to us this summer in assisting us in every way they can. It’s been awesome,” said Johnson.
Enrollment for the MACC’s fall semester in Hannibal remains strong.

“Our enrollment in Hannibal is up by 9 percent and that’s incredible, considering the fact we have been struggling to even find a location. The students absolutely believe it’s all going to work out and that by fall they’ll have some place to go to college. It does look like it’s coming together,” said Jorgensen.
According to Johnson, persons needing immediate assistance in regard to the fall semester may call MACC’s main campus toll free at (800) 622-2070.