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June 28 events mark Chillicothe's emphasis on serving the region
Two events on June 28 will highlight projects involving Ohio University-Chillicothe that promise to benefit the region by making higher education more accessible and by supporting the campus’ role as an economic driver for the region. The public is invited to attend both events.
Teay's Valley Center agreement: At a 10 a.m. event, representatives of OU-C and Teays Valley High School will formally sign an agreement to establish a partnership between the campus and the high school, creating the Teays Valley Center. The event will be held at Teays Valley High School in Ashville.
With the start of summer quarter, OU-C began offering nursing courses and support courses at Teays Valley in space that was recently renovated to accommodate projected growth in the school district. Deaf studies and interpreting classes will be added this fall. The nursing classes are being relocated from Berger Health System, where they have been offered in the past.
OU-C and Berger Health System, along with Circleville City Schools, have been in a collaborative arrangement since 2003 that allows area residents to earn an associate nursing degree from OU-C while taking classes at Berger Health System and Circleville High School. The Teays Valley partnership allows for use of space that better accommodates the popular program that currently enrolls approximately 40 students and continues to provide access to Pickaway County residents.
Groundbreaking for new campus addition: At 2:30 p.m. a groundbreaking event will be held for an addition to the Technical Studies Building on the east side of the Chillicothe campus, on Pohlman Road.
The 8,200-square-foot addition will increase the size of the building to approximately 13,900 square feet. It will provide space for both the popular Law Enforcement Technology program and an entrepreneurship program that will be launched in conjunction with the Athens campus.
The project supports the law enforcement technology program with the construction of simulation training areas to provide students with the modern facilities they need to receive critical hands-on training to prepare them for careers in the field of law enforcement.
With the development of an entrepreneurship program, this project also further upholds the campus’ focus on serving this region as an economic driver. The space will allow OU-C students and area residents to receive the support they need to take their ideas from concept to reality.