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Modernizing health sciences in education – News


Kampeter Hall is located at the corner of Kimbrough and Cherry streets

Kampeter Hall located at the corner of Kimbrough and Cherry streets

A dream that began almost two years ago has come to fruition.

Missouri State University will officially unveil the newly renovated Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall – home of the McQueary College of Health and Human Services (MCHHS) – to the community next week.

About the dedication

The Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall dedication is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the south end of the building. Kampeter Hall is located at the corner of Kimbrough and Cherry streets.

Parking is available in Bear Park North.

The event is free and open to the public. Tours of the building will take place after the ceremony.

Space for growth

MCHHS Dean Dr. Mark Smith said this project benefits students and their learning.

“The building renovations are significant to both current and prospective students,” Smith said. “The building’s modernization demonstrates that the environment in which people work, learn and study is important to MSU.

“Additionally, with the investment in the Student Success and Advisement Center, MSU and MCHHS are sending an important message that we care about student success and are willing to invest in it.”

Thankful to donors

The multi-year building renovation project was made possible by gifts to the Missouri State University Foundation.

Kampeter, parish secretary for St. Stanislaus Church in Wardsville, received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from MSU.  She’s also a member of the MSU Board of Governors.

“Ann’s motivation behind the donation was that she wants students who studied in the Professional Building (now Kampeter Health Sciences Hall) to have the same experience as students who entered other newly built and renovated spaces on campus,” Smith said.

Facility upgrades

Features in the newly renovated spaces of Kampeter Hall include:

    • Dedicated student study spaces.
    • A centralized MCHHS Student Success and Advisement Center.
    • Two upgraded classrooms.
    • Newly renovated bathrooms on all floors.
    • Upgrades to all common spaces.
    • Upgraded administrative suites.
    • Significant upgrades to the heating and cooling systems in the building.