Clarkson Regional Health Services to Fund New Campus Science Lab

In November 2021, Clarkson Regional Health Services (CRHS) announced their donation of $1.7 million to be used in funding a new science lab at Clarkson College. The donation is the latest step in a long-standing relationship between CRHS and the College, as well as their educational partner Nebraska Medicine.

The lab will allow the College to grow their academic programs and offer students more opportunities to complete advanced science courses as part of their health care studies. Construction on the lab is set to begin in spring 2022 and will open for students in fall 2022. 

“We are immensely grateful to Clarkson Regional Health Services for their donation to fund a science lab on campus,” says Dr. Gary Pack, Interim President of Clarkson College. “Their generosity will allow us to expand our academic program options and offer students state-of-the-art facilities where they can learn and prepare to be the best in their chosen health care field.”

“We are excited to have a role in creating a laboratory at Clarkson College, which will serve to educate and train future health care professionals, providing innovative and high-quality health care to our region,” says Dr. James Canedy, CRHS Chair and Board of Directors member. 

The new science lab will be especially beneficial as the College launches two new academic offerings, set to enroll students in fall 2022. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Community Health, Pre-Health Professional options both place a strong emphasis on a variety of science courses including physiology, chemistry, microbiology and anatomy. The new space will allow for additional accommodations where students can complete on-campus courses and labs.

The updated campus facilities and new academic offerings are the latest milestones in the institution’s 130-year history of health care and education excellence. They also support the College in their goal to remain at the forefront of higher education and continue to shape the future of health care by preparing highly skilled graduates.