Genesee Community College and Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) will share a celebration for the opening of the Dr. Bruce A. Holm Upstate MedTech Centre which includes the College’s new School of Nursing, the headquarters of GCEDC and the Physical Therapy department of United Memorial Medical Center. The open house and reception is on Friday, August 20, 2010. Community members are invited from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm for the ribbon cutting ceremony, tours and hands-on demonstrations of the College’s new state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories.
Genesee’s School of Nursing occupies the entire second floor of the new MedTech Centre building. The new 20,000 square foot facility boasts a lecture hall, conference rooms, and three state-of-the-art nursing labs for hands-on, experiential learning. A student and employee gathering room with tables, a vending area and lockers allows students and staff to study, relax or socialize between classes. Faculty and administrative offices also occupy the second floor.
“The College’s nursing program recently increased its enrollment helping address a nationwide demand for more registered nurses. This new facility exemplifies both the College and business community’s commitment to a stronger healthcare workforce,” Kathy Palumbo, director of Genesee’s Nursing program said. “We are grateful to all the public officials, private citizens, supporters of the College as well as our dedicated students and faculty who helped make these state-of-the-art facilities a reality.”
The open house will welcome Genesee’s wide-reaching Nursing program alumni as well as the nursing faculty and advisory council, Genesee’s president, Dr. Stuart Steiner, the Board of Trustee members, elected officials and representatives from the Genesee County Economic Development Center which occupies part of the first floor of the building.
“This is an exciting time for GCEDC and Genesee Community College,” Steven Hyde, president and CEO of the GCEDC said. “We are not only welcoming the nurses of tomorrow to this brand new facility, but we look forward to working collaboratively with the College and other organizations to develop new jobs for our region in the burgeoning new field of medical technology.”
The ribbon cutting and School of Nursing Open House program includes:
3:00 PM - Doors open for the Open House
4:00 PM - Ribbon Cutting and brief welcome / acknowledgements by MedTech and College officials
4:30-6:30 - PM Facility tours, School of Nursing demonstrations
An assortment of refreshments will be provided at the reception, including the College’s new bottled Cougar Water.
For further information or to RSVP to the GCC School of Nursing Open House and Reception please call Patty Hume at 585-343-0055 x6234.
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