Olney Central College students will start the new year off with one of the latest technologies. Citizens National Bank of Albion is providing this technology through new quick charge stations so students can power up their many mobile devices throughout the day.
More and more students are bringing devices on campus, and the challenge for them is that their battery power runs out fairly quickly. For students, who record lectures on their smartphones or take notes on tablets, running out of battery power can be like running out of paper.
“It’s our goal that these charging stations provide more than just a convenience — but, that they allow students to stay plugged in to the college, and vice versa. As more learning opportunities go online, students need to have uninterrupted availability. And especially in emergency situations, it’s important for institutions to have a way to reach students quickly. Charging stations help students connect with one another in real life, bringing them together within university hubs, such as student centers.” stated Averi Goodman, Marketing from Citizens National Bank of Albion.
Some schools charge students for this service. CNB will provide students with free charging stations by equipping OCC’s Student Union and Anderson Library with freestanding units in easy to access kiosks. Each has a total of eight charging
cords for different devices, the stations are provided at no cost to students and feature a small ledge where students can charge their devices securely and rest their devices as they charge.
“We want to thank Citizens National Bank of Albion for stepping in and providing these charging stations,” said OCC President Rodney Ranes. “Earlier in the year, our Student Senate representatives identified this as a student need on campus. CNB’s donation will enable us to better serve the students in our district.”
OCC Student Senate President Nicole McKim, of Lawrenceville, said the charging stations are a welcome and much needed addition to campus.
“We are so grateful to Citizens National Bank of Albion for making this donation to OCC,” McKim said. “The charging stations will benefit so many people in our college and our community.”
The donation comes as the Student Senate prepares to launch a fund-raising campaign to purchase multiple charging stations for Wattleworth Hall.
“This generous gift from CNB will help us as we move forward,” McKim added. “We hope other businesses and individuals might choose to support our project as well.”