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University Of North Alabama Breaks Ground On New Building For Anderson College Of Nursing And Health Professions

Jul. 23, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-Officials with the University of North Alabamabroke ground on the site of the new Laura M. Harrison Hall, which will house the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions upon completion.

Last week, the UNA Board of Trustees met for a special session to approve the bid for the new building of just under $19 million by Consolidated Construction out of Huntsville. Local firm Create Architects will serve as the architects for the project.

Dr. Ross Alexander, UNA vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, said the wait has been worth it in terms of the building.

"This important project took a little longer than anticipated to launch," said Alexander. "But it's the exact building we need to facilitate growth, support students and maintain the tradition of excellence in the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. It will also be a picturesque addition to our beautiful campus," he said.

The proposed completion date for the 55, 729 square foot building is Dec. 26, 2019.

A picture of the groundbreaking can be found here:https://northalabama.smugmug.com/Colleges/Nursing/Anderson-College-of-Nursing-Ground-Breaking/i-gR6dwWr/A

(Pictured from left to right: Dr. Debbie Shaw, Assoc. Dean Terra Kirkman, SGA President Chase Holcombe, Hugo Dante, Simpson Russell, Dr. Ken Kitts, Dean Vicki Pierce, Dr. Ross Alexander, Mayor Steve Holt, Jeff Johnson and Greg Bragg Sr.)


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.