Groundbreaking set for new MACC campus in Hannibal

Artist's rendering of the new facility.

After talking about it for more then a decade and raising over $3,000,000 for the project, the Affordable Community Education Committee in Hannibal has announced they plan to break ground for the new Moberly Area Community College campus in early November.

Right now, MACC holds classes at a temporary location in Hannibal.

Sally Poole is part of the committee and she said the building should be ready to go for classes next fall.

Besides providing classroom space, the building will also be a designated storm shelter.

"I think a lot of the population in this area, didn't believe that we were going to make it happen. But it's a reality. We're going to be breaking ground November 7th and we're really excited about it," Poole said.

The new building will have 10 classrooms and 17,000 square feet under one roof.

Take a look at the preliminary plans from Klingner & Associates, P.C.

It will be located on corner of the intersection of Route MM and Shinn Lane, south of the Hannibal Regional Hospital complex.

Poole said there will be day and evening classes offered and that MACC could hire academic and support staff for the campus from the Hannibal area.

MACC currently has satellite campus locations in Edina, Mexico and Columbia.