By Damon Markiewicz

The Springfield College campus community came together to create history through an official beam-signing ceremony, celebrating the construction of the new Health Sciences Center. All attendees had the exclusive opportunity to sign the beam and have their name be a part of this new facility forever.

Watch video of beam-signing ceremony.

“This is a milestone day and a significant one, because the Health Sciences Center is a strategic investment priority,” said Springfield College Board of Trustees Chair William A. Burke III. “The Board of Trustees recognizes the long-term value of this commitment, and the sustained impact it will have on this college and our community.”

Most importantly, the new Health Sciences Center will provide facilities for health sciences education offered through the highly selective programs that distinguish Springfield College as a trailblazer in preparing practitioners, clinicians, scholars, and educators.

“As a healthcare provider for more than 20 years in the city of Springfield, the neighbors of the College are my patients,” said Springfield College Board of Trustees Vice-Chair Dr. Anthony Poindexter ’93, a Nephrologist with Baystate Health. “I am fortunate to have a connection with this community and Springfield College. This Health Sciences Center is more than just a building, it’s our future. One of the most important qualities of a health care provider, is being able to work, navigate, and thrive collaboratively in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment. That’s why it’s so important to educate students in a parallel manner, which this building will allow us to do.”

Poindexter went on to add, “This will be the home of our most important investments and assets; our staff, our faculty, and of course our students. When you have a world-class staff and faculty, when you admit the best students, and you provide them facilities, equipment, resources, and you give them an environment to succeed as leaders in their respective fields, there is nothing better for our college and our community.”

Slated to open in the fall of 2023, the campus’ newest facility will serve as the anchor to the new academic green at the College and be recognized as the western gateway to our campus.

“This new addition to our campus really brings us all together,” said Springfield College School of Health Sciences Dean Brooke Hallowell. “There will be opportunities for collaborative work with our students and faculty. It’s in our mission at Springfield College to serve others and this new facility will only help our faculty, staff, and students be able to serve our communities even stronger.”