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August 2015

OSU-OKC Celebrates Allied Health Building Groundbreaking

OSU-OKC allied health groundbreaking dignitaries - <eg Salyer, Lou Car,michael, Natalie Shirley, Danyel Germain, Ivan Crossland Jr. and Bruce Henley.

Pictured is Ward 6 City Councilperson Meg Salyer, Variety Care CEO Lou Carmichael, OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley, OSU-OKC Health Sciences Division Head Danyel Germain, Crossland Construction Company CEO Ivan Crossland Jr., and Dewberry Principal Bruce Henley.

Thriving health sciences programs led to a new building concept at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. The university celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Allied Health Building on May 7 with the OSU-OKC campus, community partners and several of the construction teams. The building will feature a Variety Care primary care clinic that will be open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

“We are delighted to welcome Variety Care onto our campus for this exciting partnership,” said OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley. “Our university has many low-income students who inevitably need primary care during the year. In addition, our neighbors need access to care as well. Variety Care is a great partner for us because they will be able to offer primary care, dental and behavioral services.”

Construction of the $13 million, 45,000-square-foot building is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2016 semester. Dewberry has been selected for architectural and engineering services, while Crossland Construction Company has been selected as the Construction Management at Risk for the project.

The building will house OSU-OKC’s Health Sciences Division, which includes the following programs: Nurse Science, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Dietetic Technology and Health Care Administration.

To view progress of the Allied Health Building construction and to find out more information about OSU-OKC’s Health Sciences programs, visit www.osuokc.edu/health. Enrollment is currently open for the summer and fall semester at OSU-OKC. To enroll, visit www.osuokc.edu/enroll.

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