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University plans groundbreaking

— Heritage University today announced a groundbreaking ceremony for two new buildings on its main campus.

The ceremony is at 1 p.m. Feb. 19. The two buildings will accommodate more classrooms and offices as Heritage University continues to expand its academic programs to meet the educational needs of the Yakima Valley, university officials said.

The first building will house the university’s physician assistant program, enabling Heritage to expand capacity to 48 students. It will also house offices for physician assistant faculty and support staff.

The second building will house administrative offices for the president, the vice president of support services, the provost, as well as the business office and human resources. It will also have two classrooms.

The new facilities are designed by Tom Kundig and Kirsten Murray of Seattle-based Olson Kundig

Heritage University previously contracted with Olson Kundig to design the new Petrie Hall, the Gaye and Jim Piggott Commons and Gagnier Hall, built in 2013-14. The new construction is part of the campus master plan that Olson Kundig developed for future growth.

President John Bassett will lead the ceremony, which will be followed by a reception in the Patricia Wade Temple Room.

The public is invited to attend both the ceremony and the reception.

For more information, contact David Wise at 509-865-0717.


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