After receiving state funding in the fall of 2008 and selecting Neumann/Smith Architecture of Southfield, Mich., to design and build the new facility, Ferris kicked off the construction phase with a ceremonial groundbreaking at 10:30 a.m. The groundbreaking was held at the corner of State Street and Ferris Drive, where the new facility will be built. Joining Ferris for the celebration was Ferris Board of Trustees Chair James K. Haveman Jr., Sen. Michelle McManus (R-Lake Leelanau) and Rep. Darwin Booher (R-Evart).
“The MCO family has dreamed of a new building for more than 15 years,” said Dr. Nancy Peterson-Klein, acting dean of the MCO at Ferris. “We are extremely grateful to all those who have helped us secure funding for our building, and we look forward to our continued success in realizing our vision of graduating outstanding healthcare providers of tomorrow.”