ROCHESTER, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites the public to a groundbreaking for the expansion of its Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center in Rochester.

The event, planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, will be held at Cascade Meadow, located at 2900 19th St. NW, Rochester.

Saint Mary’s University strives to meet the evolving needs of its students, as well as the community. Once approved by state and regional accrediting bodies, this expansion will house the graduate portion of a new 3+2 Physician Assistant Program, a collaboration between Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic’s School of Health Sciences. This program is being developed to meet future patient needs in the area.

The expansion will also house the university’s growing Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. Saint Mary’s has had an educational presence in Rochester since 1985 and currently offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from its Rochester location.

DLR Group is serving as the architect of the project, and McGough Construction will serve as general contractor. Construction on the nearly 10,000-square-foot addition will begin immediately after the groundbreaking, and is estimated to be completed by summer 2018. This expansion is made possible through generous benefactors Jack and Mary Ann Remick of Rochester.

R.S.V.P.s are requested by Aug. 7 to smumn.edu/cmgroundbreaking or 507-457-6647.

 

 

 

 

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