Spring has sprung and that means we're only a few short months from the grand opening of our new Health Sciences Center. The unseasonably warm weather has allowed crews to return to work early on the exterior grading, sidewalks, and curbs they began in the fall. Interior finishes are nearing completion as well. Recently workers have been painting, carpeting, and installing lab casework and equipment. Soon they'll apply final coats of paint to interior walls and add doors and finish carpentry. The checklist is getting very close to finished!
Dr. Janet Conway, chair of the department of nursing, had this to say about her growing excitement:
"The department of nursing faculty and I have been thrilled to watch the development of the new Health Sciences Center. We have been involved from the conception of the idea through the planning and construction stages and now can hardly wait to move in! The building will provide much-needed room for classes and clinical laboratories. We will have state-of-the-art clinical laboratories, including one of the best simulation centers in the country. The students will be able to analyze, problem-solve, and develop clinical reasoning skills using the highest quality simulation mannequins under the guidance of our faculty. The increased space will enhance our teaching and learning, and the newest technology will prepare our students for the "real world" of nursing. The students, faculty, and I are counting the days until we will be able to move in and use the great resources the Lord has provided for us. Thank you for your part in making this dream a reality."
Dr. Marc Sweeney, dean of the school of pharmacy, described his anticipation this way:
"After four years of planning, I am excited and humbled to observe the final stages of construction for the Health Sciences Center. The new facility includes state-of-the-art classrooms, simulation and research labs, and faculty-student collaboration rooms to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience. I have no doubt that this facility will be recognized as a showcase for pharmacy education in the Midwest. As we prepare our students to practice pharmacy in many different practice environments in an ever changing health care environment, we designed a facility that would meet our student educational needs over the next 20 years. We are planning on hosting multiple professional conferences, pharmacy training programs, research symposiums, and missions initiatives in the new facility and look forward to how God chooses to use our students, faculty, and facilities as we move forward."
If you've not had a chance to participate in helping to bring this new academic building to Cedarville, please consider making a gift now. We are very close to the finish line and need you, our faithful team of partners, to help us complete the race!
A special thanks to those of you who have already partnered with us to help us get to this exciting point. While we haven’t reached the finish line yet, your assistance has helped us make a tremendous amount of progress.
Vice President for Advancement