Connors State College Offers Downtown Restoration Course in Muskogee
Connors State College will offer a special topics course at the Muskogee Three Rivers Port Campus this fall aimed at Downtown Restoration. Ron Drake, President of Ron Drake Consulting, will be the instructor of this course, which will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Garner Science building.
Drake said the course will serve as a student focus group, and he hopes to have students from all areas of studies involved. He stated that he hopes the students will brainstorm and list new and exciting ideas for the community and elaborate on what they would like to see downtown.
“Many new ideas will come from the city tours,” said Drake. “It will be a fun and privileged experience for the students, as they would be to go upstairs of buildings and explore places where many have not been in years.”
The course will attempt to give actual advice to existing store and business owners within the community.
“I love the perspective of this student-age generation,” said Drake. “I think they can make an actual impact on design and marketing for the stores downtown.”
Other topics on the docket for the course would be discussing the walk-ability and bike-ability of downtown, among others.