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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Science Center at Landmark College

Posted: Jun 30 2014

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New building will increase STEM opportunities for students

STI Center display
A display on campus shows the materials that will be used to construct the STI Center.

by Solvegi Shmulsky

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Landmark College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Center, the first new academic building in the history of the campus. Located prominently at the entrance of the quad, the STI Center will house programs and activities for students, educators, researchers, and professionals.

In addition to marking the start of construction, the groundbreaking ceremony symbolizes the growth of Landmark College. “The STI Center will be the first building visitors see upon entrance to our beautiful campus—it shows our continued commitment to change lives and education,” said Dr. Peter Eden, College president. “This new facility is important because it will bring more STEM and professional-based program experiences and opportunities to students, educators, professionals in the field of LD, and visitors.”

Student handprints mark the cement below the STI Center display.

To assist the capital campaign for the STI Center, MacFarlane helped secure a two million dollar grant from the Tambour Foundation. MacFarlane was a student at the College from 1996-1998. Eden said, “Named after an alumna, it is a visible reminder of the impact students have on Landmark College, and the enduring effect the College has on students.”  

Open to the public, the August 30 ceremony will be held after Fall 2014 Convocation, the event that opens the new academic year.

Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The College offers two and four-year degree options, a graduate-level certificate in universal design with technology integration, and summer programs for students who learn differently. Students, faculty, and professionals from around the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model, designed through research and practice to help all students become confident, empowered, and independently successful learners.

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