Appalachian State University groundbreaking ceremony
Appalachian State University and Rodgers held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Beaver College of Health Sciences, marking the beginning of construction by Rodgers. The 203,000-square-foot building will provide approximately 160 faculty and staff and over 3,300 students with a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. The building will include lecture-style and problem-based learning classrooms, research libraries, offices, nursing simulation and an interprofessional heath clinic.
In 2010, recognizing the demand for health professionals in North Carolina, Appalachian State University founded the College of Health Sciences. Now double in size, in both student growth and degrees offered, the college will have a new home to provide classroom and lab space for 10 undergraduate and five graduate degree programs.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System generously donated the 9.2-acre tract of land for the new academic building. The College of Health Sciences is named for Donald C. Beaver, an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry.
Appalachian State University, June 22, 2016, Beaver College of Health Sciences groundbreaking
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