On Friday, Aug. 22, Liberty University unveiled its new Center for Medical and Health Sciences. The ceremony, hosted in its courtyard, was attended by some of the area’s top influencers in government and public welfare, as well as, the 162-member inaugural class of the College of Osteopathic Medicine joined by Liberty staff, faculty, and community leaders. Ronnie B. Martin, D.O., FACOFP-dist, dean of LUCOM, challenged those in attendance by reminding them that the students and faculty, not the building, will give the building its true value.
“This magnificent structure behind me will not improve public health, expand access to healthcare, or promote wellness,” Martin warned. “Its strength and its stability will not be measured by the tensile strength of concrete and steel, but rather by the commitment of the hearts, the minds, and the hands of those here today and those that will follow.”
Liberty University broke ground on the Center in November 2012, with President Falwell calling it “the last piece of the puzzle” in his father’s original vision for a world-class Christian university.
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