Groundbreaking Set For New Eastern Florida Health Sciences Institute
By Space Coast Daily // August 6, 2015
community leaders will gather Aug. 17 for groundbreaking
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Education and community leaders will gather Aug. 17 for the groundbreaking of a major new Health Sciences Institute on Eastern Florida State College’s Melbourne campus.
The 10 a.m. ceremony will include remarks by college President Dr. Jim Richey about the importance of the facility, which will house 12 programs and contain specialized labs to train health care professionals in a wide range of fields.
The 65,000-square-foot institute is the second of six new academic buildings planned for the Melbourne campus in a $75 million expansion project to make it a vibrant center for higher education and workforce development well into the 21st century.
The first new facility, a Public Safety Institute that includes law enforcement and corrections academies, opened its doors in January 2015.
Other new structures to rise in coming years include a Technology Building, Business Building, Hospitality Management Building and Student Union.
The Melbourne campus is located at 3865 North Wickham Road. The groundbreaking will be held adjacent to the campus main entrance off of Wickham Road.
News media should enter the campus from Wickham Road and follow signs to parking nearby for the groundbreaking.
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