“Most people study in the lounge,” says Shawndell Hoyt, the front desk specialist for the building. “The computer lab, room B-126, is also popular.”
The student lounge has seating for up to 20 people, including tables and some lounge-type chairs and sofas. Snack and drink vending machines and a foosball table for enjoyment are also available. The lounge is located away from the main entry, at the northwest corner of the building.
Erik Brown is a SLCC student just months from completing the Computer Support Specialist program. He uses the student lounge at Meadowbrook.
“It is quiet, and not full of too many people, especially in the summer,” says Brown. “It’s nice to concentrate.”
Brindi Miller, almost finished with the four-week CNA program, was also spotted in the lounge, active on her smartphone.
“I actually study in class for five to six hours and don’t need to study elsewhere on campus,” says Miller. “Today I came here to the student lounge for the vending machine.”
The CNA program has classes in Building A. Many CNA students will study in a spot near the entrance, since it is conveniently close to their classroom.
The convenience of Meadowbrook Campus is one reason students choose to study there. Meadowbrook Campus is directly adjacent to the TRAX line, with a station stop across from campus.
“It is closer for students to get to perhaps than Taylorsville Redwood Campus,” says Hoyt. “Students can ride TRAX straight here.”