HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY)-Oakwood University broke ground Wednesday for a new media facility.
The 3-million dollar structure will launch the Oakwood University Broadcasting Network. Communications students and faculty will use the 7-thousand square foot facility for TV classes and projects.
According to Kisha Norris, this project is a long time coming and will help give students important training. Norris is the chief fundraiser for Oakwood University.
"The media center will house studios so we can do production for ourselves and students will be able to produce TV shows and have creative rights in the production. And editing, there many edit bays where students can do things just like a real TV studio with state of the art equipment" Norris said.
School leaders say construction on the media center should be completed by the 2014 school year.