Sneak peek inside new Medical College of Wis. expansion
By Kelly Schlicht
DE PERE - FOX 11 received a sneak peek at the Medical College of Wisconsin's new building in De Pere.The Medical College hosted a launch of the school Wednesday night, thanking supporters.The med school is attached to the re-vamped science center on St. Norbert College's campus.Construction crews drilled brackets for hanging TV monitors Wednesday, wiring up what will soon be the newest lecture hall for the Medical College of Wisconsin."Students will be able to share with their colleagues in Milwaukee as part of the experience and all that technology is cutting edge," said Dr. Matthew Hunzaker, the dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay.Sharing their excitement, the medical college held a reception this evening for local partners at UW-Green Bay. The college also honored Governor Scott Walker for his support. Republican State Representative John Nygren of Marinette was recognized, as well."This is a really big deal. We were pleased to get this through in the budget. It's great to see this take the next giant step forward right here in the Green Bay market," said Walker.The last state budget allowed for $7.4 million for the medical school to expand from its Milwaukee area campus, to two satellite campuses in De Pere and Mosinee.The future doctors of Northeast Wisconsin will walk through these halls. But first, the final touches need to be added to the building."I've been walking it about weekly and to see the progress, the walls go in and the paint we're excited about the space," said Hunzaker. "We hope to have occupancy in May."Aside from these administrative offices, this new addition to the sciences building at St. Norbert College will house a lecture hall, student locker space, and classrooms.The first class of twenty medical students will start learning here in July of 2015.Some classes will also be held at Bellin College. Renovation for that space will begin this spring.
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