College officials, students and guests recently celebrated the completed renovation of the Phoenix College Hannelly Center, which in two years has been transformed into a facility sporting greater amenities for students and employees while carefully preserving its classic, collegiate look and legacy as the flagship institution of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
The 58,650-square-foot addition and remodel was made possible through voter-approved 2004 General Obligation Bond Funds, which allowed for a budget of $17.4 million.
The revamped center creates a “one-stop” concept for student registration, financial aid, counseling and more to ensure more efficiency and to create a gathering space for students. It also features a new cafeteria with a modern service area and a wraparound patio overlooking Sophomore Square.
The glass atrium connects the renovated and expanded Hannelly Center with the new Enrollment Center, which was completed along with a new Student Union in January 2012.
Offices inside Hannelly Center include Counseling, Career Services, International Student Services, the Testing Center, REACH/Trio Program, and Disability Resources & Services. Additional features include orientation and meeting rooms, a donor recognition wall, and built-in display cases to showcase memorabilia from Phoenix College’s 92-year history.