WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 3:30-5 p.m.
WHERE: Wellness Center on the Worcester State University Campus
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486 Chandler St., Worcester, MA 01602
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito
President Barry Maloney and other Worcester State University Officials
City and State Officials
Massachusetts Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) Carol Gladstone
Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago
2 Student Leaders
A ribbon-cutting will follow the speaking program.
Worcester State University will showcase its new Wellness Center at a ceremonial Grand Opening. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and other state and local officials will join campus officials and students for a speaking program, followed by a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility.
The $52.6 million dollar Wellness Center’s 101,000 square feet will be the heartbeat of the campus for decades to come, offering a locale for fitness and recreational sports as well as an exciting venue for all to cheer on WSU's varsity teams. It will also spur a campus-wide holistic approach to promoting wellness among our students, faculty, and staff.
Among its highlights, the Wellness Center will include a 9,000-square-foot, two-level fitness center that includes treadmills, ellipticals, cycles, 25,000 pounds of weights and a circuit; a multi-purpose gymnasium for intramurals and other recreational sports, featuring 1,500 seats and two dividable courts and batting cages; an elevated track open to the community during certain hours; and the privately funded Richard R. Korzec Golf Simulator, featuring aboutGolf software, named after a former facilities employee and golf coach beloved by the WSU community.
The new building replaces a gym built in 1958 for a student population of roughly 400. Today, Worcester State has more than 6,000 undergraduate, graduate, full- and part-time students.
The construction project was funded in part via a 2008 bond bill and was overseen by DCAMM. The general contractor was W.T. Rich Company.
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Release by Worcester State University Campus Communications