College Receives Mini-Grant to Improve Lactation Space

The Fountain, SLCC Blog, July 27, 2022

Salt Lake Community College’s Facilities Services staff recently installed artwork in the Huval Student Center’s Lactation Space, thanks to the Worksite Mini-Grant for Lactation Accommodations. The grant from the Utah Department of Health’s HEAL program intends to alleviate any financial constraints that may prevent an organization from creating or improving its lactation spaces.

Caleb Prusso applied for the grant after learning about it from Campus and Site Services Director Shannon McWilliams. As the College’s Facilities assistant planner, Caleb works with the Interior Design, Architecture and Construction Management teams to select and implement furnishings for all College campuses.

The team opted to use the grant funds to improve the existing lactation space in the Huval Student Center with untitled artwork by local artist Aïsha Lehmann. “Selecting artwork, particularly by a Utah artist, seemed to align with the College’s culture of fostering talent and innovation,” Caleb says. The piece is made up of four separate panels and portrays a woman sitting in a chair with only her face, elbows, knees and feet visible. “The subject might appear sympathetic to someone juggling work and school while caring for a baby,” Caleb says.

The Planning & Design team hopes to add artwork and décor to all the College’s lactation spaces and welcomes any input or feedback.

About SLCC Lactation Spaces

SLCC’s lactation spaces are available for all students, employees, or visitors at the Redwood, Jordan, Miller, South City, Wespointe and West Valley campuses. In addition, those visiting the Herriman, Library Square and Meadowbrook campuses can call the HR Leave Coordinator for arrangements at 801-957-4722.

For more information on the College’s lactation spaces and how to access them, visit the Lactation webpage.

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