Molloy Breaks Ground Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing
Molloy College will hold a ground breaking ceremony for its newest academic building, The Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing, on Tuesday, June 17, at 3:30 p.m. The event will take place on the Campus Green adjacent to the Public Square building on the Rockville Centre campus.
The sustainably designed building will provide consolidated space for the Nursing Division, along with additional classroom and meeting areas. The new structure will include specially designed nursing laboratories, a telepresence room, a computer laboratory, simulation rooms and a healing garden.
"Over the last ten years College enrollment has increased by 80 percent, but instructional space has increased by only 18 percent," said Dr. Drew Bogner, Molloy's President. "It is clear that in order for us to continue to grow and thrive we must add more teaching and learning space to the campus footprint. This will enable us to offer additional academic opportunities and provide a richer campus experience for all of our students. It is in that spirit that we plan to construct a new state-of-the-art academic building."
The new nursing center, which is the result of a capital campaign that began in June 2013, will serve as the primary home for the College's nursing program. The Nursing Division is one of the largest programs in the country. Much of the $24 million for the construction of the 50,000 square foot building and other campus improvements came from alumni and friends of the College.
"We are proud to be one of the most successful nursing programs in the United States," said Dr. Jeannine Muldoon, Dean of the College's Nursing Division. "The new state-of-the-art facility will enable us to provide even greater educational opportunities to our students and, ultimately, to their patients."
The nursing center will be posthumously named for Barbara H. Hagan in recognition of her commitment to Molloy College and dedication to the nursing discipline. The building will be the fourth new construction effort on the campus in recent years and follows the Public Square student center, the Madison Theatre, and the College's first residence hall, Fitzgerald Hall.