A groundbreaking ceremony for Muskegon Community College’s new $14.1 million Health and Wellness Center will be held on Friday, Sept. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the lot east of Bartels-Rode Gymnasium where the new facility will be located.
The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be emceed by MCC President Dr. Dale K. Nesbary. Offering remarks will be MCC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Donald Crandall, MCC Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. John Selmon, Director of Health Programs Development Chris Patterson, a MCC Faculty Association representative and a MCC student, along with representatives from Mercy Health and the architectural and construction firms.
The 52,400 square foot Health and Wellness Center will include collaborative learning spaces, classrooms, activity spaces, and a Health Simulation Lab to support the college’s nursing, respiratory therapy, medical assistant, health, recreation and physical education programs.
MCC received its single largest-ever capital outlay appropriation – $5.6 million – from the State of Michigan in support of the project. Designed by The Collaborative, the Health and Wellness Center is being built by Clark Construction Co. of Lansing, MI. The building is expected to open for classes for the Winter 2019 semester.