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Planned improvements at Cox College include a new first-floor student lounge.Rendering provided by COXHEALTH
Planned improvements at Cox College include a new first-floor student lounge.

Rendering provided by COXHEALTH

Cox College outlines $6.6M capital campaign

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In an effort to fill the increasing need for health care givers, Cox College is conducting a $6.6 million capital campaign.

Since it launched last month by the CoxHealth Foundation, the campaign for facility improvements has raised $1.4 million, according to a news release issued this morning.

“Thousands of baby boomers are retiring every single day in the United States, which will make the demand for health care workers very great over the next few years,” said Robert Lunn, Cox College’s interim president, in the release. “We’re very excited about the changes and improvements coming to Cox College because we believe they will allow us to prepare increased numbers of health care workers for the need that’s here now and coming soon.”  

Officials with the four-story college campus attached to Cox North seek to grow its student cap to 275 from 250 and eventually to 300.

Planned facility improvements include:
    •    work on all four floors;
    •    a new student lounge on the first floor;
    •    new conference and group learning rooms, as well as student study and activity spaces, on academic floors;
    •    larger classrooms to accommodate expected growth; and
    •    an updated facade.

Started in 1907 as the Burge Deaconess Training School, Cox College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, as well as study in medical billing and coding, nutrition diagnostics, occupational therapy and other areas, according to the release.

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