CHHS Breaks Ground on Veterans Hall

On Jan. 18, the groundbreaking for the new Allied Health Building, also known as Veterans Hall, occurred.

The 145,000-square-foot facility will educate future healthcare workers and scientists and provide services for military-affiliated students. The groundbreaking was celebrated by UNCW Board of Trustees; CHHS and CAS faculty and staff; Chancellor Sartarelli; and the Office of Military Affairs.

The building will house existing health and human services degree programs in addition to new programs, such as healthcare administration/analytics, speech pathology and physician assistant studies.

“This facility will be much more innovative than a typical classroom building with faculty and staff offices,” Dean Hardy said. “The structure has been designed to enable us to provide transformational experiences and engage with the larger community.”

Serving the military population is important to UNCW. The University currently has 2,000 military-affiliated individuals enrolled and has had a long history of involvement, dating back to 1947. North Carolina’s military population is third largest in the country and the military presence in Eastern North Carolina is prominent. The Allied Health Building will support service members, their families, veterans and others through programs, services and education.

The construction of the building is made possible by the Connect NC Bond, passed in March, 2016. The UNC System received about one billion dollars of the funding generated by the bonds. Through this, Veterans Hall has received 66 million dollars for its construction.

The building is due for completion in 2020.

Veterans Hall Groundbreaking Video