The almost 130 year-old New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell could see significant upgrades to three noted campus structures if voters on November 3 pass the statewide Bond Question C.
That bond will provide up to $3 million in funding for work at the 27,000 square foot Wilson Hall, which was completed in 1927.
That brick structure, housing the school’s business, math, and sciences classes, is in line for a new roof to replace the current leaking one.
The 40 year-old, 51,000 square foot Godfrey Athletic Center on the northwest side of the campus is slated for a general upgrade; as is the 23,000 square foot Toles Learning Center, which houses the school’s Horgan Library and a series of classrooms and technology labs.
Additional Bond C funding at NMMI will be used to update just under 50 bathrooms and showers in the school’s barracks buildings, while converting an existing weight training area to locker rooms and shower space for the women’s softball complex.
The only state-supported military college in the West, NMMI has an enrollment of just under 1,000 students.
Altogether, Bond C will provide $156.3 million in funding for higher education institutions, special public schools, and tribal school infrastructure construction and upgrade projects.
By Garry Boulard
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