Wednesday, August 01, 2012

FAMU to cut ribbon on Crestview Ed Center

Today, FAMU will hold the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Rural Diversity HealthCare Center located at 153 Woodruff Avenue in Crestview, Fla.

FAMU’s Crestview Education Center will be an interdisciplinary campus. According to the authorizing legislation, the center will offer "instructional programs leading to the PharmD; B.S. or M.S. nursing; master of public health and doctorate of public health; and health care management, health administration, occupational therapy, and physical therapy."

Former State Sen. Durell Peaden, R-Crestview steered a total of $11M into FAMU’s budget during the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions in order to cover start-up costs such as facility renovations for the satellite campus. His successor, State Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, is working to help the FAMU center open as planned in Fall 2012 despite Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to veto the center’s $1.5M operational funding appropriation.

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