Nan Crouter, the Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz dean of the College of Health and Human Development, spoke at the Biobehavioral Health Building groundbreaking event. The new building will house several units in the College of Health and Human Development: the Department of Biobehavioral Health, including the Gerontology Center, Center for Diverse Families and Communities, and the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.
Graham Spanier, president of Penn State, spoke at the groundbreaking event for the new Biobehavioral Health Building, held on Sept. 17. In addition to housing several units in the College of Health and Human Development, the new building will contain a plaza adjacent to the HUB Lawn that can be used for college events and major performances for the entire campus.
Steve Garban, chairman of Penn State's Board of Trustees, spoke at the groundbreaking event for the new Biobehavioral Health Building. Construction on the new building is slated to begin late this fall.
Elizabeth O'Reilly, acting secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of General Services, speaks at the groundbreaking event for the new Biobehavioral Health Building. The new structure will be LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), an internationally recognized green building certification system. The building's design includes green roofs, emphasizing the importance of environmental sustainability.
From left, Elizabeth O'Reilly, Nan Crouter, Graham Spanier and Steve Garban break ground on the new Biobehavioral Health Building. Construction is expected to begin later this fall.