By Jean A. Flanagan
If you’ve been to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College recently, you probably noticed the construction of an additional parking lot. According to Eastern’s President Dr. Charles “Chuck” Terrell, the parking lot is only the beginning of “the Grand Design.”
“It all started with Carla Hardy and the parking lot in Moorefield,” Terrell said. “When I saw that project, I started asking questions.”
The parking lot currently under construction at Eastern was supposed to be part of the project to add a new wing to the college. The Science and Nursing Wing was completed in September 2015.
“We had to hold off on the parking lot because we didn’t have enough money in the project,” Terrell said. “After the Moorefield lot was done, I met with Carla and she asked if we could modify the traditional design of the parking lot. Since we’re part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, we could take advantage of some grants from the West Virginia DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) and the West Virginia Conservation Agency for the pavers.”