In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Campbell University honored Catherine King, a descendant of Campbell’s first president J.A. Campbell. From left are Pauline Calloway, Catherine King and Francis Lloyd, all with connections to Campbell University. King was honored at the Dec. 17 graduation.
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue hugs Dr. Jerry Wallace after donning a Campbell University sweatshirt following the Dec. 8, 2011 groundbreaking ceremony for Campbell’s new School of Osteopathic Medicine Building. The $60 million school is expected to have a positive economic impact of $300 million during its first 10 years of operation following the formal opening in 2013.
While just a blur today, before long Campbell University’s new school of Osteopathic Medicine facility will rumble its way skyward in a heroic leap forward in medicine for Harnett County.
Campbell University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 for the new facility off of Pearson Road and Highway 421, not far from the road that leads to Keith Hills Golf Course.
The goal is to begin the program in 2013 and the facility will be North Carolina’s first medical school in 35 years and the state’s first school of osteopathic medicine.
Those expected to be in attendance include Gov. Beverly Perdue, State Rep. David Lewis, Dunn Mayor Oscar Harris and others including representations of The Campbell Times.
Campbell’s efforts to launch a medical school will directly address the growing shortage of physicians in North Carolina. According to Dr. Michael Walden of North Carolina State University, Campbell’s medical school will have an economic impact of more than $300 million and create more than 1,150 jobs in its first 10 years of operation.
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