Big plans are in store for the College of Health and Human Services with the upcoming build of a 60,000 square foot building at the site of former longtime dormitories Hamil and Gardner Halls.
Designed by Seay, Seay & Litchfield, the three-story building will expand educational opportunities and experiences for the students in the School of Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotions.
With state-of-the-art hospital simulation labs for hands-on training, exercise science labs and open spaces to encourage growth and collaboration, Professor and Interim Dean of the CHHS Dr. John Garner said the possibilities for growth for students and faculty alike are endless.
“This is going to give our students state of the art opportunities, and it’s going to allow them to be more prepared for the workplace and to feel more ready to sit for examinations, certifications and licensures,” Garner said. “It’s also going to help our faculty tremendously, and potentially help some of the programs grow because now we have space to stretch out. Our students will soon have the facilities to prepare them to compete locally, regionally and globally in their chosen field.”
Another plus of the upgraded building is having another recruiting tool to add to TROY’s already stacked arsenal.
“We’re going to be on par with every other institution in the country, and even ahead of many of our competitors with the opportunities and hands-on experiences our students are going to have,” Garner said. “We’re going to have the opportunity to show students that may have, in the past, not looked at TROY that this is a showpiece, that this is an opportunity for you to get to be in the best lab and best simulation spaces available.”