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A&M Central Texas opens new building

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 18:52:23-05

Cadet Robert Nichols while he loves his ROTC program, his classroom at the A&M Central Texas campus hasn't always been the ideal learning space.

"What we had before was compact in a classroom, and it didn't feel like it was ours," said Nichols.

His classmate Kysha Ruiz agreed.

"We didn't even have our own computers so it would kind of hinder our learning abilities because we had to access some military programs that not every computer could do," said Ruiz.

That environment changed Friday when A&M Central Texas opened Heritage Hall.

"Right now we have more space, and we even have more of an open area in the middle just in case we need to sit down," said Ruiz.

"The great thing about where we have our space now, is going to be that army feel," added Nichols.

They were not the only ones with a new home, Heritage Hall will also house the school's College of Arts and Sciences, University archives and various science labs.

"It's got laboratories. It's got research space. It's got a human performance lab. There's going to be music programs in it," shared John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.

Those who will benefit shared they could not be happier.

"Now we have a place where ROTC can actually call home, and I feel it's going to bring a great learning environment to the experience," said Nichols.

"It's just a great addition to great growth that's already occurred here," said Nichols.

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