Recently as the U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings put High Point University atop its list of peers for the fourth straight year; the school celebrated the ground breaking of the school’s biggest and most ambitious project yet. This $120 million dollar building will hold its Health and Sciences School and the Triad’s first pharmacy program. Nido Quebin, HPU President said “This growth in both size and prestige is the American dream personified. This is what happens when you believe in the fundamental principles that built this country in the first place.”
Extensive foundations have already been poured into place for the complex that will house the two schools, along with a staff of about 100 and up to 700 new student’s once it’s completed in 2017.
The School of Health Sciences will include the physician’s assistant studies program, as well as HPU’s undergraduate exercise science program, its master’s in athletic training program and it’s yet to launch physical therapy doctoral program. “This building is an investment that will change lives, “said Daniel Erb, Dean of the School of Health Sciences. The building will include a 350 seat auditorium, cadaver labs, extensive medical simulation labs and educational spaces designed for experiential learning.
The two schools will be named for two business owners, university trustees and longtime benefactors Earl Congdon and Fred Wilson.
Information gathered from Triad Business Journal and News & Recorder