The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain revealed the artist renderings of what will soon transpire on the Mena campus. The “reveal” was during a UA Rich Mountain Foundation picnic which immediately followed the ground breaking ceremony of the new construction. 

The $7+ million project will boast 144 beds and will also expand the current student union and bookstore to accommodate a larger dining hall. All of the construction will lay behind the main campus and according to Wilson, has been expertly designed by MAHG architects in Ft. Smith to allow for future growth, while also creating a small ‘village’ feel among the on-campus residential community. 

“Early construction work is already underway with the goal of being move-in ready by mid-July 2020. Administration is pushing for builders to have one building, housing 32 beds, to be complete by the end of January,” Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson shared. Additional photos and coverage may be found in an upcoming edition of The Mena Star. 

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