Northwest State Opens New Allied Health
and Public Services Building
Community members, donors, faculty and staff gathered at Northwest State Community College July 28 for the ribbon cutting and open house of the new Allied Health and Public Services Building. Lori Robison, dean of allied health and public services, opened the ceremony, followed by remarks from Dr. Thomas Stuckey, NSCC president.
“NSCC has planned and saved state building dollars for the last ten years for this building,” said Stuckey. “We have dreamed of having a new home for the growing nursing department for about the same amount of years. Today those dreams are reality.”
After the ribbon cutting, guests toured the 20,000 square foot facility. Students from NSCC’s nursing and allied health programs offered demonstrations in the nursing lab, including a computer-based IV simulator, computerized birthing mannequin and blood pressure checks.
Dr. Stuckey added that, “Colleges are more than bricks and mortar. The individuals who work here are the true foundation of the College and the ones who build student success. Today’s celebration is not just about a new building, it is about extraordinary employees who work with students every day to ensure their success. This focus allows each student to take their next step.”
Faculty and staff were on hand to share information on the building’s environmentally friendly features. The College is pursuing a LEED Silver rating for the building from the US Green Building Council.
The Allied Health and Public Services Building is part of a $5.5 million project including renovations to the second floor of the “A” Building, which is original to the campus. Renovations are expected to be complete by January 2012.