UWG’s School of Nursing Celebrates Groundbreaking

Monday, March 19, 2012

The University of West Georgia recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for it’s new state-of-the art School of Nursing building. The University of West Georgia recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the art School of Nursing building.

UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna welcomed guests. James Sutherland, vice president of business and finance, introduced Larry R. Ellis, a member of the Board of Regents, who gave the opening remarks.

Among the school officials who attended were UWG Provost Michael Horvath and Kathryn Grams, dean of the School of Nursing.

Funded by $16.5 million in bonds, approved by Gov. Nathan Deal, the 64,000- square-foot building will feature high-fidelity simulation suites and technologically advanced classrooms. The new building will enable officials to hire much-needed faculty and increase enrollment. Both will enable the School of Nursing to address a critical statewide – and national – nursing shortfall.

The School of Nursing recently launched the “Be The One Campaign.” The fundraising project will help the school finance its technology, equipment and personnel needs. For more information on the campaign go to: http://www.westga.edu/betheone