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Brescia recognized by Chamber in education, workforce development

March 9, 2019 | 3:00 am

Updated March 8, 2019 | 10:35 pm

Brescia University recently received the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in the Education and Workforce Development category. | Photo by AP Imagery

Brescia University recently received the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in the Education and Workforce Development category.

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Vice President for Institutional Advancement Tracy Naylor said that “such recognition reinforces that the work we are undertaking truly is a community investment, not just a benefit to our campus.”

Stemming from a steady rise in enrollment, the Fall 2018 freshman class reached the highest in university history. According to Brescia’s website, 231 first-time, full-time freshman students enrolled for the Fall 2018 semester. The previous high record was 199 for the Fall 1977 semester.

Enrollment is projected to continue growing.

To accommodate these new students, Brescia recently renovated the Moore Student Center, adding 12,500 square feet to the existing gymnasium, significantly transforming student areas, staff offices and athletic training rooms.

Three new building projects will be completed by 2020: the C.E. Field Center for Professional Studies and two new student residence halls. Located at the corner of Ninth and Frederica Streets, the Field Center will contain the Charles Albert Reid School of Business, the School of Education and the Marilyn Younger Conley School of Social Work, in addition to an auditorium, art gallery and digital studio.

On Saint Ann Street, one new residence hall is currently under construction and will be completed this summer. In late 2019, another new residence hall will follow on Eighth Street. Both residence halls will house 38 students each.

March 9, 2019 | 3:00 am

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