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Dynamic Chiropractic – October 22, 2007, Vol. 25, Issue 22

News In Brief

By Editorial Staff

Logan College Continues Campus Improvements

After recently completing an 18-month, $22.5 million building project - the 47,000 square foot Purser Center - Logan College of Chiropractic has announced plans to build a new 6,500 square-foot student center on its suburban Chesterfield campus.

Dr. George A. Goodman, Logan president, said the $3.5 million project, which will be funded through private donations, will take approximately one year, including design and construction. College officials expect the project to be completed sometime in late 2008.

The new student center will include a Student Services Offices, a television lounge, game room, collaborative study tables, research carrels with Internet access, meeting rooms, and vending and snack stands. It will be built within the space currently occupied by the school's old gymnasium. The student center project also will include the renovation of nearby restroom facilities and hallways with updated finishes and new lighting.

"Construction of a modern, state-of-the-art center where Logan students can gather is an important part of our ongoing plan to improve and enhance all of our campus facilities," said Dr. Goodman. "By the end of 2008, our students will be able to enjoy this new center for recreation, quiet study or just visiting with their classmates."

Ceremony Honors Opening of New Building at Palmer

One of the main events at Palmer College of Chiropractic's recent homecoming festivities was the ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony for the newly named Pisciottano Hall, which houses the Palmer College of Chiropractic Academic Health Center (AHC). The building, which opened in July, is a $12.5 million, three-story, 50,000 square-foot facility that includes community outpatient clinic facilities; a clinical learning resource center with resources for students, faculty, alumni and researchers; digital radiology services; and expanded chiropractic rehabilitation and sports injury services, among other features.

The building's namesakes, Maurice Pisciottano, DC, and Laurel Gretz-Pisciottano, DC, both 1989 Palmer alumni, gave a $3 million challenge pledge to Palmer's $35 million capital campaign. The donation by the Pisciottanos was the largest single alumni contribution to the campaign, which surpassed its goals and raised more than $35.5 million for the AHC's construction, as well as increased the college's endowment by $10 million and funded other ongoing capital projects.

The building also received federal support of $3.4 million, a $750,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation (the first such grant awarded to a chiropractic college) and $1.75 million in pledges from the Bechtel Trusts.

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