That meant soon, the MSU community might not be able to access care in a timely way.
People stepped up to help — especially one family
In October 2015, students voted in favor of a fee to pay for a larger center. Gifts and grants came in from supporters.
One family decided to name the center, creating a legacy while helping us build a new medical home for students and employees.
The Bill and Lucille Magers Family Health and Wellness Center was dedicated in 2018.
Brothers Bryan and Randy Magers and their wives, Chris and Ellen, supported the center in honor of the brothers’ late parents, Bill and Lucille.
“They would have wanted to be involved in this,” he said, because of how much the center helps students. “Fewer than 5% of the state universities in this country have a facility like this on campus. That’s just amazing to me.”
Unique clinic now has a home in a “legacy building”
Now, at the Magers Health and Wellness Center, Missouri State students and employees can receive primary care.
Other amenities include a pharmacy, a laboratory, mental health care, radiology (including on-site X-rays) and many other specialized services.
Caitlin Schaefer, who graduated in 2018, was the student body vice president at the time of the building’s dedication. She served as a student leader for MSU orientations, so she heard comments from family members.
“The most common concern: Will my student be safe, healthy and happy? This building gives that sense of relief that there is a warm, welcoming and convenient resource to get your student back on track,” she said.
Dr. Frederick D. Muegge is Missouri State’s director of health and wellness services. He said the staff at Magers wants to give the highest quality, most convenient care at the lowest possible cost.
“This is a unique clinic, which is now in a legacy building,” he said. “The finest clinical staff in southwest Missouri now has the finest building in which to serve. We will always strive to make you proud of your generous support.”