General Assembly gives $2 million for Health Sciences

The Appalachian State University College of Health Sciences is now looking into the possibility of constructing a new building after receiving $2 million from the North Carolina 2013-14 state budget.

This has been a goal for the university for many years, but has not had the funding needed, said Susan McCracken, vice chancellor of External Affairs and Community Relations.

In 2008, the General Assembly allocated between $4-5 million for a health sciences building, but because of state budget issues, Appalachian lost that funding, McCracken said.

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