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UACCM Breaks Ground on $16M Nursing and Science Center

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton broke ground on a new $16 million nursing and science center on Friday.

The two-story, 36,000-SF center will be located southwest of Technology Building II on campus and will feature seven science labs and classrooms, ten nursing labs and classrooms, and two student lounges for studying, the college said in a news release.

Crafton Tull of Rogers is the architect for the project and Nabholz Construction of Conway is the contractor. The center is expected to open in fall 2025.

The college said the center will provide space for multiple new programs, including certified medication assistant, medical office technology assistant, and medical clinical assistant, with the possibility of more programs being added in the future.

Chancellor Lisa Willenberg said she believes the new building can eventually double the school’s enrollment in nursing and similar programs.

The project is supported by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and a $2 million grant from the state Commerce Department’s Office of Skills Development, awarded a as part of the Arkansas Linking Industry to Growing Nurses (ALIGN) program. In April, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a bond of no more than $12 million for the project.


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