Press Release

HLGU Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, November 22 for its new science, nursing, and allied health building.

"I have a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the excitement and growth of our campus and the opportunity we have before us to construct a new building here on our campus," said Dr. Anthony Allen, HLGU President.

"God has blessed the nursing division with record enrollments and new programs that led us to outgrow our previous space in the science building several years ago," stated Anne Riggs, Director of Nursing. "Today, God is blessing us with the opportunity to break ground on a state-of-the-art facility that will enable us to better equip and train health professionals to serve our community, our profession, and our God."

"Even with our old facilities, we have been very fortunate to have some very good students. Students who have gone on to become successful medical doctors, pharmacists, physical or occupational therapists, conservationists, teachers, and you can go on and on," said Dr. Gerald Burkett, Department Chair.

Special guests that were present for the groundbreaking included Ms. Jenna Niemann of Klingner and Associates, Mrs. McKenzie Disselhorst, Director of Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Louis Vannatta and Mr. David Bleigh of Bleigh Construction, and Mr. Roy Hark, Hannibal Mayor.

For more information on how you can be a part of the new science, nursing, and allied health building, contact Dr. Anthony Allen, HLGU President, at 573-629-3252, or via email at anthony.allen@hlg.edu.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations