||NEMCC recieves a grant to help improve fitness center
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Northeast Mississippi Community College announced a new grant Friday that will allow the campus to upgrade its fitness center.
"It's a great day for Northeast Community College," said Johnny Allen, president of NEMCC.
This grant, written by the Mississippi Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, will allow the campus to install equipment and hire a staff to operate a comprehensive fitness center.
"With the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, we were able to make a dream come true," said Associate Dean of Students Angie Langley.
Langley helped write the grant for the college. She also said it's something the college has been working on for the past six months.
One of the benefits is it will allow the community to get involved and use the fitness center to promote a healthy lifestyle.
"We really don't want to keep on campus. We really want to expand that on to the community and across the county as well," said fitness director Joseph Pennington.
The community college is hoping to have all the renovations to the Burgess Fitness Center complete during the summer months just in time for the fall semester.
During the announcement on Friday, faculty and students participated in workout classes like Zumba and yoga.