In spite of the rainy day, the Raymond B. and Leila Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence was dedicated on Dec. 15. During the ceremony, Sherryl Hobbs Glorioso spoke about the many things her grandparents, Leila and Raymond B. Hobbs, did during their lives after which she joined in cutting the ribbon to officially dedicate the newly renovated Building 11.
According to the dedication program, “Building 11 is now officially named the Raymond B. and Leila Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence on the PJC main campus. The name reflects the new mission of the school to serve students in the area with a modern technology-enhanced educational program designed to meet both the non-adult and adult populations.”
Although the building was opened to PJC high school students back in October, the dedication makes the opening and naming of the center after Raymond and Leila Hobbs official. The Hobbs center is full of new technology from computers to big screen TVs to instructor control consoles. The Technology Enhanced Academic Laboratory (T.E.A.L. Room) is the main technological room in the Hobbs center, and is available to both PJC college and high school students.
Tom Leonard, the Hobbs Center department head, said, “The Hobbs Center has transformed the high school program into a high tech learning center that will revolutionize the methods of instruction and promote learning in a way that is sure to impact so many students’ lives and futures.”