Nazareth Breaks Ground on Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute

Nazareth College ceremoniously broke ground April 28, 2014, on the Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute (WRI). Special guest speaker New York State Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy joined Nazareth College President Daan Braveman and members of the College’s board of trustees. Sunny skies, purple and gold balloons, and jazz music greeted the more than 300 attendees, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who attended the groundbreaking ceremony and reception.

The new $16.5 million expansion will double the School of Health and Human Services (SHHS) clinic and collaboration space, bringing Nazareth’s wide array of health and wellness fields under one roof. WRI’s expansion and reconfiguration will help boost SHHS enrollment by an estimated 30 percent and equip Nazareth graduates with the skills needed for the rapidly changing world of health care. The building is set to open in fall 2015, in time for new students’ clinical work. 

"In this new institute, we will train the next generation of health care providers in our region, create opportunities for research, and provide clinical services that address the wellness and rehabilitation needs of members of the larger community," says Braveman.