Chicopee, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Elms College to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Center for Natural and Health Sciences
What: Groundbreaking of Center for Natural and Health Sciences
When: 5:15 p.m., Saturday, June 2
Where: Ceremony begins in Our Lady’s Chapel and will continue outside between Berchmans Hall and O’Leary Hall, Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee
The Center for Natural and Health Sciences will be a five-story, 22,000-square-foot facility designed to complement the traditional architecture of adjacent buildings. It will contain state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Eight laboratories, as well as research, clinical, and classroom space for existing programs in biology, chemistry, and nursing, are planned. A simulation skills laboratory will be utilized by a number of academic disciplines, bringing our health professions together and fostering an environment where students can learn in interdisciplinary teams.
Elms currently has undergraduate programs in biology, chemistry, computer information technology, mathematics, nursing, healthcare management, social work, communication sciences and disorders, and speech language pathology assistant. These programs will be the most directly impacted by the project.
Elms College is a co-educational, Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled, and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.