Ground was broken Friday for the $38 million Integrated Health Sciences Building at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
UCA trustees and President Houston Davis hosted the ceremony at the corner of Bruce Street and Western Avenue.
The 80,000 square-foot facility will be home to the School of Nursing and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, along with the Nabholz Center for Healthcare Simulation and an Interprofessional Teaching Center to be utilized by the entire college.
The university thinks that the facility will enhance UCA’s role as a leader and innovator in meeting the health care needs of the state and region.
Speakers at the event included Davis, Vice President of Advancement and President of the UCA Foundation Kale Gober and Dean of the UCA College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Jimmy Ishee.