Appalachian State University will build a health sciences building using $70 million of the first $200 million in Connect NC bonds, the school announced this week.
The Connect NC bonds were approved by voters statewide in March.
“New university facilities like the health sciences building at Appalachian State will prepare students for high-demand medical careers to further enhance the health and quality of life in the region and state,” said Gov. Pat McCrory in a press release. “This is a historic milestone as we begin to advance projects that will benefit North Carolinians for generations to come.”
Since 2008, the College of Health and Sciences at Appalachian State University has nearly doubled in size, to 3,332 students. The new facility will provide specialty laboratories, classrooms and support space, centralizing several different health sciences degree programs under one roof.
Construction is expected to begin in July with a projected completion in July 2018.