(Orange City) — Northwestern College of Orange City will hold ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies on its new $24.5 million science center Friday afternoon. Greg Christy, the college’s president says the new Jack and Mary DeWitt Family Science Center three-story, 61,000 square feet building will house the college’s nursing, biology, chemistry, and bio-chemistry programs. Christy says thanks to donations and trust funds, the new science center is already paid in full.
Christy says the new facility will house Northwestern’s growing nursing education program, as well as the expanding genetics curriculum, and it will have all of the science faculty in one location.
The Northwestern College president says the building features state-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities, and will better prepare those students who wish to pursue a health-related career.
Christy says the architecture of the building features several glass walls, allowing people to view the classrooms.
The dedication ceremonies will begin at 4:00 p.m. Public tours of the new Jack and Mary DeWitt Family Science Center will occur following the dedication ribbon-cutting ceremony.