Crothers Science & Nursing Center Receives Chili Beautification Award

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On May 5  Roberts Wesleyan College was honored to receive two awards from the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Gala.  The Chili Beautification Award was specifically awarded for the Crothers Science & Nursing Center. 

The 44,000-square-foot,two-story facility provides first-rate educational facilities for science and nursing education at Roberts Wesleyan College.

"The Crothers Science & Nursing  Center represents our commitment to advanced science and nursing  learning  experiences for our students," President Dr . Deana Porterfield said. "The  building is designed specifically for providing a superior educational environment. I am confident that this facility will serve the next generation of leaders in the health, science and technology industries and will help Roberts continue to attract the best and brightest students and faculty."

The new building features state-of-the-art classrooms, advanced simulation laboratories and an experimental greenhouse. Its simulators have realistic features- such as blinking eyes, pulses, and breathing, heart and lung sounds- that respond to nursing students' practices. It is complete with advanced instrumentation and scientific equipment, modern teaching laboratories, several specialized labs, and dedicated research space in biology, chemistry and forensic science that brings together students, faculty and staff, both in and outside the classroom.

The Crothers Science & Nursing Center was made possible in part through a significant naming gift from anonymous donors who chose to designate the building in honor of William C. and Rilla l. Crothers. William Crothers served as president of Roberts Wesleyan College from 1981 to 2002.

SWBR Architects and LeChase construction were responsible for the building design and construction.