Nashville State Opens Health and Humanities Building with Unique Sept. 20 Event
Nashville State Community College invites the Nashville community to attend a unique Grand Opening celebration of its newest building, the Health and Humanities Building (H-Building), on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, starting at 10:30am. The H-Building is located on the north side of the Main Campus at 120 White Bridge Road.
The Grand Opening will begin with a 10:30 Ribbon Cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Megan Barry, Nashville State Dean Patricia Armstrong, and Nashville State alumnus/Foundation Board Chair Joey Hatch, Executive Vice President of Skanska. Following the ceremony, guests will be able to experience the learning opportunities of the new building. Highlights will include demonstrations by fine arts and nursing students, the opening of Roy “Futureman” Wooten’s art exhibition Chevalier: To Play and To Fight in the Art Gallery, the unveiling of a new painting by Nashville artist James Threalkill celebrating Nashville State, and a tour of the building led by architect Michael Speck.
The Health and Humanities Building, affectionately known on campus as “the H-Building,” houses the College’s Nursing Program and the fine arts departments, as well as the Nashville State Foundation offices. Grand Opening guests will be able to enjoy performances from NSCC students as well as tour the Art Gallery, the 300-seat Theater, the smaller Black Box Theater, the Music suite of practice and performance rooms, the Wellness Center, and the Nursing Division, which occupies the entire third floor with designated web-enhanced classrooms and two Simulation/Skills Labs with hospital equipment for experiential learning.
Director of Nursing Cynthia Waller, PhD, RN, MSN, explains how the new building affects the nursing program. “We are training our nursing students with the most up-to-date equipment inboth the simulation lab and the classroom. Having the right technology means that our nursing graduates are well prepared to care for patients immediately upon graduation.”
Dean Patricia Armstrong believes that the new building is a critical piece of Nashville State’s role in the community. “This building changes the perception of what community college means by providing a state-of-the-art space for our health and humanities programs to flourish. We believe that visitors to the Nashville State campus will come away with a renewed vision of what our campus offers to students and how we can help them succeed.”
To RSVP for the Grand Opening, email Karin.Weaver@nscc.edu.
Nashville State is currently accepting students for the Spring Term. To register or get more information, visit www.nscc.edu or call the Admissions Office at (615)353-3215.
Nashville State Community College is a two-year institution, serving Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, and Stewart Counties. Our mission is to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the community it serves. Nashville State Community College is a TBR institution and complies with nondiscrimination laws: TItle VI, Title IX-Section 504 and the ADA. For more information, please visit www.nscc.edu.
James Threalkill is a Nashville artist whose endeavors have received national recognition. Collaborating with artist Michael McBride and Metro Nashville school teachers Gracie Porter, Claudette Mitchell and Patricia Cousins, they developed a groundbreaking children’s book series titled Visions: African American Experiences, which was featured on the television program “Sesame Street.” Threalkill’s artwork has also been featured in international films and television series including “Snow Dogs” with Cuba Gooding, Jr. and James Coburn, “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “Living Single.”
Roy “Futureman” Wooten is an inventor, musician, and composer. He is a percussionist and founding member of the jazz quartet Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, along with banjoist Béla Fleck, harmonicist Howard Levy, and Roy’s brother, electric bass virtuoso Victor Wooten. Both Roy and Victor Wooten are involved with the Nashville State Music Department.