Clark State develops nearly mile-long indoor walking path

Map of the new walking path at Clark State Community College. ERIC HIGGENBOTHAM/STAFF

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Map of the new walking path at Clark State Community College. ERIC HIGGENBOTHAM/STAFF

Clark State Community College recently developed an indoor walking path around campus as part of recent health-oriented initiatives.

The path is spread out among different locations on campus, according to Justin McCulla, director of student life and athletics at Clark State University.

Altogether, the total distance of the new indoor paths is just under one mile, according to McCulla.

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McCulla said that having an indoor path gives people the option to walk around campus without dealing with the cold weather this time of year.

“With the weather being bad with rain, snow, and cold, we can (now) be inside,” he said.

Clark State also has outdoor walking paths.

“When the weather is perfect, we can go outside and go a longer distance on those trails,” McCulla said.

The idea for the project came from both students and campus staff while orders for development came from the Human Relations department and College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, according to McCulla.

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Clark State has also invested about $30,000 in equipment and upgrades for its Wellness Center.

These initiatives seek to “improve the health” of faculty, staff, and students, McCulla said.

“We just want to try to provide them a better opportunity to live longer,” McCulla said.

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