Mary Baldwin is Set to Open the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

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FISHERSVILLE, Va. (WHSV)-- The state-of-the-art new building, which is visible from Interstate 64, is set to open just before classes begin this month.

The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is just about ready to welcome its first class of occupational and physical therapy students.

70 students will be here next week as classes start. The rooms and labs are full of technology, with monitors for students to be able to see what's going on and cameras to record lectures to watch again later.

Students and faculty will swipe their IDs for access. There's also a lot of spaces for groups to meet and study. The college's Vice President of Health Sciences, Dr. Linda Seestedt-Stanford, said the building was designed to have an open floor plan because students will spend a lot of time here.

"You want a building that you want to stay in. You don't want to run out of a building. If you're running out of a building, that building's not very attractive or supportive of what's happening with you," said Dr. Linda Seestedt-Stanford.

The first group of students will arrive here on June 15, and orientation will be held June 16. Classes will begin Tuesday, June 17.


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