Students, faculty and staff are invited to the grand opening of the renovated Student Center and dedication of the Bennie Matthews Commons on Monday, April 29.

The first floor of the two-story Student Center was named after long-time COM Trustee Matthews in October but since the building has been undergoing renovations, the dedication was moved to April 29 to coincide with the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. The grand opening and dedication is set for 3:30 p.m.

Matthews, who was first elected to the COM board in 1983, has chosen not to run for re-election. She has served as chairman, vice chairman, secretary and chair of the human resources committee.