Tucker Hall renovations could build student morale

The revamping of Tucker Hall brings a new and improved swag to the campus Florida A & M.                                            

The 77,536 square foot building, which is home to the college of Arts and Sciences, underwent major renovation.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Finally, Tucker Hall morphed into a high-tech, environmentally friendly facility. The 54-year old complex had been longing for a makeover and was in desperate need of repairs. This plan certainly gives a more comfortable work place for students and faculty in departments such as, History and Political Science, Humanities and Theatre, Economics, Foreign language, and more.                                   

According to long-time English professor Francis Stallworth, “Tucker Hall was about to fall down on our heads.” So, a $17.1 million renovation plan is the perfect fix to one of FAMU’s oldest programs.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Tucker Hall is similar to having a brand new house on the block…the house that all the neighbors want to know; what is inside?                                                                                                                                                       

The building houses all new computer technology, a dean’s suite, carpeting, and unique modernized furniture. It also has larger restrooms with automatic light censors. Tucker Hall is the new hot spot where students can study and learn in the new and expanded lecture rooms. They can also enjoy some leisure time in the student faculty and staff lounges.                                                                                                   

Without a doubt, Tucker Hall truly enhances the campus’ appearance and provides suitable for higher learning opportunities. The entire college had been displaced for more than a year during renovations. But with breath taking views of the central area and atrium, it was well worth the wait.     

During an assembly FAMU’s President James H. Ammons stated that, “the new facility is an incredible sight to see.”                                                                                                                                                                                      

Let’s face it, most would prefer working in this renovated and modernized Tucker Hall rather than the aged form of the building before transformations. The building is also environmentally friendly. The atrium is walled by glass windows ushering in bright sunlight, which limits the use of electricity to light the building and eventually lowers electric expenses.                                                                                 

Tucker Hall surely attracts attention to the campus and makes the learning process very comfortable and accessible for professors and students. With the renovation comes an influx of students who will be better accommodated by the state of the art technology that already enhances and already positive learning environment.                                                                                                                                                 

The renovations of Tucker Hall alone are enough to evoke a change from the old pencil and paper days of the past. Tucker Hall is just the start of future renovations that are underway on campus. It is quite remarkable to see one of the nations most prestigious campus’ evolve into a high- tech Mecca in the coming years.