University building dedicated as "The Coal Building"

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

A Kentucky school is welcoming a new building to their campus.

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was held for "The Coal Building" at the University of Pikeville.

It is the new home for the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“This is not just because of the contributions they've made to this building, but what they've given to the region and to the University over the years,” said University President Paul Patton.

The University President along with other officials dedicated the new multi-million dollar building at a ceremony in the middle of downtown.

Officials said The Coal Building is one of the very few in the state and region with such state of the art technology for students to learn with.

“The classrooms have the SMART boards and a lot of projection screens so that everyone gets a fair chance,” said medical student Chris Jude.

The building is a tool that officials hope will keep future medical leaders within the region.

“This medical school is nationally ranked, as new as it is, and it's ranked mainly for keeping most of the doctors here at home,” said Congressman Hal Rogers.

Tours of the new facility were held after the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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