Muskingum University receives 1.1 Million Dollar Grant for new Wellness Corridor

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NEW CONCORD, Ohio- Muskingum University received $1.1 million from the Straker Foundation. The grant will support the Henry D. Bullock Health and Wellness Complex, specifically the wellness corridor.

The wellness corridor will provide and expand students’ experiences in community health, wellness, workforce development and technological innovation.

“That’s going to include a diagnostic hub and a fitness center that’s focusing on interdisciplinary programs around health and well being,” Muskingum University President Susan Hasseler said.

The diagnostic hub will be a 3,000 square-foot location for training and research. 

Muskingum University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors as well as its Adult Program which features online and evening courses; including workforce development partnerships for continuing education.

“Muskingum University and the Straker Foundation really share a deep commitment to our region and to our community… We bring about $50 million a year into this region in terms of resources and this project has added to that economic development and well being by sourcing with local businesses and construction companies. We’ve brought in an additional 11 to 12 million dollars already on this project,” Hasseler said.

In addition, the BHWC will include a fitness center. This project will help serve every student and benefit the entire region. The Health and Wellness Complex is estimated to be completed in the Fall of 2022.

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