Seven-figure gift will improve facilities for students in health care programs.
SPRINGFIELD – Especially in times of health crises, Missouri State University focuses on the importance of building a strong health care community.
The McQueary College of Health and Human Services (MCHHS) prepares students to fill urgent needs. One way we accomplish this: give students access to first-rate facilities.
Today (Oct. 2), the Missouri State University Foundation unveiled a new name for the Professional Building: Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall.
It is named for Ann Kampeter, in recognition of a seven-figure gift to the foundation.
“Ann spent many hours in classes and visiting with faculty in the Professional Building when she was a student. Now she wants the physical surroundings to assist students in their education,” said Brent Dunn, executive director of the foundation.
Revealing the plan
Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall, formerly a bank building, stands at the corner of Kimbrough and Elm. Thanks to Kampeter’s gift, the building will undergo extensive renovations, including:
- A centrally-located student access and advisement center that’s modern and fully equipped.
- Updates to the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.
- Additional meeting and study spaces.
“Missouri State students are motivated to make a difference in their communities,” said Missouri State President Clif Smart. “By improving facilities and giving students more spaces to collaborate, we are investing in the future of health care.”
The renovations to Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall will begin immediately and be finalized by fall 2021.
“The renovated Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall will serve our students well as they study and gain practical experience in our labs, classrooms and clinics,” MCHHS Dean Dr. Mark Smith said.
The building houses: