Apr 11, 2016

Berea Breaks Ground for New Science/Health Building

Berea College officials broke ground Thursday afternoon for a new building to house the natural sciences and nursing departments.

Berea College officials broke ground Thursday afternoon for a new building to house the natural sciences and nursing departments.

The structure, to be named the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, will house Division I, which includes the biology, chemistry, mathematics, nursing and physics departments. Berea’s science departments currently are housed in the Charles Martin Hall Science Building, which was built in 1927 and updated in 1984. It will be transformed for other uses.

President Lyle Roelofs said, “This new 125,000 square foot building will provide an interdisciplinary learning environment, space for enhanced collaboration among disciplines, such as biology and chemistry and Berea’s well-known nursing program, the oldest college-affiliated nursing program west of the Allegheny Mountains.”

Full article available on Berea College’s site.