Beaver College of Health Sciences Groundbreaking

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    University, health care and state officials ceremoniously break ground on the new health sciences building at Appalachian State University. Pictured left to right are Richard Sparks, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System; Andrew T. Heath, budget director for the State of North Carolina; Frederick K. Whitt, founding dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences; Chancellor Sheri N. Everts; Donald C. Beaver, Appalachian State University Board of Trustees member; and Vickie Beaver.

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    Andrew T. Heath, budget director for the State of North Carolina, speaks on behalf of Gov. Pat McCrory to attendees at the June 23 groundbreaking of the Beaver College of Health Sciences building. With him on the dais are, from left, Appalachian’s Provost Darrell Kruger, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System President and CEO Richard Sparks, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, Donald C. Beaver and Dean Frederick K. Whitt.

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    Founding Dean Frederick K. Whitt, at podium, said, “Buildings and their footprint represent more than a place to live and work. Buildings are symbols of our culture, our environment and our values.”

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    From left, Paul Boney, senior vice president, LS3P Architects; Pat Rodgers, president/CEO, Rodgers Builders; Boone Mayor Rennie Brantz; Boone Town Council member Jeannine Underdown Collins; Dean Frederick K. Whitt; Chancellor Sheri N. Everts; Donald C. Beaver, Appalachian State University Board of Trustees member; and Vickie Beaver.

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    Beaver College of Health Sciences Dean Frederick K. Whitt with college staff members, from left, Director of Development Kelli Wilson, Administrative Assistant Eveline Watts and Business Manager Shelli McGinnis.

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    Whitt, Everts, Donald C. and Vickie Beaver, flanked by some of the Beaver College of Health Sciences faculty.

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    Whitt, Everts, Donald C. and Vickie Beaver flanked by more university leaders.