Armstrong State University to Host Waters College of Health Professions Groundbreaking Ceremony on August 29th at 11am

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Armstrong State University will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Waters College of Health Professions facility, which will educate the next generation of healthcare leaders while meeting regional workforce development needs. The event will include remarks by University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley, Regent Don L. Waters, Armstrong President Jennifer L. Frum, Ph.D. and Georgia Southern President Jaimie L. Hebert, Ph.D. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

In May, Governor Nathan Deal signed the FY18 budget for the State of Georgia, which included $22 million in construction funding to build a new health professions building on the Armstrong campus and to renovate Ashmore Hall. Strategically designed to offer a team-oriented approach to healthcare education and to simulate the environment of a hospital or medical facility, this vibrant complex will feature a state-of-the-art Simulation Suite as well as hands-on, team-oriented learning opportunities. The 75,000-square-foot facility is expected to welcome students in Spring 2019.
The Waters College of Health Professions was named after Don and Cindy Waters for their longstanding dedication and commitment to ensuring the future success of students in health professions and their generous contribution of $2 million to further higher education in the region. The Waters College of Health Professions identifies with the new Georgia Southern University’s mission to drive economic development in the Coastal Georgia region by supporting collaborative efforts and technological advancements in health services, among other fields of study. The college graduates more undergraduate health professionals than any university in Georgia, offering a range of academic programs that prepare students for careers in nursing, public health, health administration and the allied health professions.