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Grand Opening Ceremony for the College’s Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy Will Take Place Dec. 14

Posted November 1, 2010


The Western New England College community is invited to the grand opening of the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy and “World of Science Tomorrow” showcase on Tuesday, December 14. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by tours of the building and the showcase from noon to 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling 413-782-1615 no later than Monday, December 6.

The 126,000-square-foot building— the largest and most ambitious building project in the College’s 91-year history—will house the College’s programs in pharmacy, chemistry, psychology, physics, and biology. The facility contains state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and offices spread over four floors, and will also house the College’s Health Services facilities.

“The collective enthusiasm for this project and for the bright future of this College is remarkable,” said President Anthony S. Caprio at the groundbreaking for the building in 2009. “Once more, we are at an important time in our history.” The creation of a new School of Pharmacy and the expansion of physical facilities on campus are initiatives specified in the College’s Strategic Plan.

The architectural firm for the project was Tessier Associates of Springfield. Fontaine Brothers of Springfield was the construction manager. Financing was secured through a consortium of local banks.

View the time-lapse video and photo albums that chronicle the building’s construction.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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