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Wesley College Open House Offers Sneak Peek of New Health Sciences Building


Pictured left to right: Wesley College Board of Trustee Gregory V. Moore, City of Dover Mayor Carleton E. Carey, U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper, U.S. General Services Administration Regional Administrator Sara Manzano-Diaz, Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston and Wesley Campus Minister Steve LaMotte.

U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper was just one of the many politicians, government officials, board of trustees, faculty, staff, students and the general members of the public that attended a sneak peek of Wesley College’s new Health Sciences Building. The event brought together many of the groups involved in helping Wesley secure the former Frear Federal Building at no cost to the College.

“The General Services Administration and the Department of Education were the two primary agencies that worked through the decision making process and the transition process for the Frear Federal Building,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. “We are so grateful for their support as well as many others.”

Wesley nursing students were on hand throughout the open house as tour guides. According to sophomore Ashley Montgomery “everything for the nursing program will be in one place,” with the new addition. Currently the nursing department is located in Dulany Hall with only 5,500 square feet of space and often students need to attend classes in different locations. The 36,000 square-foot building will become a top-notch educational center dedicated to an expanded nursing program and new health sciences curricula.

Renovations to the building located at 300 South New Street are scheduled to start spring 2013 with an anticipated opening of January 2014. For additional photos of the event visit Wesley’s flickr site.