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March 3, 2014

Roberts Breaks Ground on New Science and Nursing Building

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — At a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today, Roberts Wesleyan College officials celebrated the official start of construction for a brand new science and nursing building on campus. The 40,000-square-foot, two-floor academic building will include first-rate educational facilities for science and nursing instruction and training. The building will also feature state-of-the-art classrooms, simulation laboratories and an experimental greenhouse. To accommodate out-of-market students, the new building will be equipped for distance learning and will support online and hybrid course delivery.

“This spectacular facility will help us prepare the next generation of science, technology and health-care professionals” said John A. Martin, Roberts Wesleyan College president. “Thanks to the support of our alumni, community partners and strategic leaders, Roberts Wesleyan has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, with no signs of stopping anytime soon.”

The first phase of the project will cost $19 million and will connect the new facility to the existing Merlin G. Smith Science Center. Rochester, N.Y.-based firm SWBR Architects is leading construction. This project is an integral part of the college’s five-year strategic plan focused on growing enrollment, increasing intellectual vitality, enhancing visibility, community building and strengthening finances.


About Roberts Wesleyan College

With an enrollment of nearly 1,500 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts and professional studies colleges with a Christian worldview. Striving for higher learning with a higher purpose, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate programs taught by high-quality, caring faculty and graduate programs in business, education, health administration, healthcare informatics administration, marketing, nursing, school counseling and school psychology, and social work. Innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs are also available for working professionals in criminal justice administration, health administration, nursing, organizational management and teacher education.

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