SMC Celebrates Ribbon Cutting on New Microbiology Lab
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Spartanburg Methodist College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 23rd, to celebrate the newest campus renovation - the Montgomery Annex. The Annex now stands as a state-of-the-art Microbiology lab, and is the first facility of its kind on SMC's campus.
Previously used as a meeting space for the student newspaper, the newly refurbished Annex will now be a space for science classes and lab teaching. The addition of this lab to the SMC campus allows for new coursework, and more advanced classes will give SMC students the opportunity to seriously explore education and careers in the health care field. The Annex has already been used over the summer; Dr. Suzanne Lindley of Limestone College taught the first-ever microbiology course during summer session.
With the help of generous grants from the Fullerton Foundation, the J.M. Smith Foundation, and the Spartanburg Regional Hospital Foundation, the renovation quickly transitioned from dream to reality. The Montgomery Annex is pivotal to SMC's growth as more students enter the school with an interest in health care careers.
"With this space, and with the help of our donors, we are now able to properly prepare those students for entry into the baccalaureate degrees they plan to pursue," President Colleen Keith remarked at the ceremony. Dr. Keith was joined in cutting the ribbon by Joe Bonner of the Fullerton Foundation, Jimmy Wilson of the J.M. Smith Foundation, and Sheila Breitweiser of the Spartanburg Regional Hospital Foundation.
Spartanburg Methodist College is in its 100th year of providing quality education to students in a Christian environment. More than 90 percent of SMC graduates continue their education at other institutions of higher learning.
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