New State-of-the-Art Facility Brings World Class Education to Palm Beach County
Newswise — PALM BEACH, FLA. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has relocated and expanded its Student Educational Center to a new state-of-the art facility in Palm Beach Gardens at the intersection of I-95 and Military Trail.
A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 5 pm to celebrate the opening of the new four-story, 75,000-square-foot facility.
“We are excited about expanding our higher educational programs in Palm Beach County, especially in career areas where there is a critical shortage throughout our state and the nation,” said NSU President George L. Hanbury, II, Ph.D.
NSU has been offering degree programs in Palm Beach County for more than 35 years. Currently, the Palm Beach Center has more than 1,400 students enrolled in bachelor, master, doctoral and professional degree programs, including pharmacy, business, education, mental health counseling and school psychology. Two new nursing programs, a Master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, will be added to the curriculum beginning in January of 2012. For a list of all educational programs offered, or for additional information about the Center, visit www.nova.edu/palmbeach .
“We know there is a high demand in our county for well-educated professionals,” said Kelly Smallridge, President & CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. “NSU’s Student Educational Center allows us to educate our residents and let them perform in high demand job categories such as nursing, pharmacy and business management and stay right here in Palm Beach County.”
The new facility features 26 classrooms, including four labs. It is equipped with video conferencing capabilities, computer labs, wireless internet connection throughout the facility, a student lounge, a fitness area and other amenities. The Center will be available to host community events and conferences.
“Our students and the community will benefit from the move to this building,” said Palm Beach Student Educational Center Director George Dungee. “We welcome the public to attend the grand opening ceremony or to come visit us any time.”
Stiles Corp. developed the property and built the facility at 11501 North Military Trail.
About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (Nova) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the seventh largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement. For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu
NSU’s Palm Beach Student Educational Center is innovative, progressive, and dedicated to providing an exceptional education experience to students who want to learn. The center offers academic programs at times convenient to students and employers. Nova offer academic programs in business, education, counseling, speech therapy, nursing, pharmacy, and many other fields. Technology and distance learning complement the traditional classroom setting, through video conferencing and online classes. www.nova.edu/palmbeach