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Hannibal-LaGrange University breaks ground on a new building

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) - Dozens of people gathered at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Friday to celebrate a new addition to the campus.

Hannibal-LaGrange broke ground on its new, state-of-the-art Science, Nursing and Allied Health building. The 40,000 square foot, handicapped-accessible building will include private and group study rooms, faculty offices, science lab rooms and more.

The President of Hannibal-LaGrange said the current science building is over 50 years old.

"As many people know we had a storm in May that severely damaged our current science building," Anthony Allen said. "And provided us an opportunity to design and build a new building that's going to meet not only our current needs, but our future needs here as an institution. So today's an exciting day for us."

Allen also said the new building will benefit students for years to come.

"One of the areas that we feel like is a great opportunity for growth here is the area of medical science," Allen said. "And so this building will serve an integral part in under girding all of those new degree programs that we're looking forward to introducing very soon."

Construction on the building will begin this fall and the University hopes to have the building completed by August of 2014.

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