Kettering College to Conduct Convocation and Building Dedication

Kettering, OH - 8/30/2006

Kettering, Ohio (Aug. 30) – As part of its annual fall convocation ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 1, Kettering College of Medical Arts will conduct a dedication of the new Boonshoft Center for Medical Sciences.  The convocation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Kettering Medical Center Network and community leadership, as well as college faculty, staff and students, will be in attendance.

The event will open with a processional featuring leadership and faculty in full academic regalia, followed by a short worship period.  College president Dr. Charles Scriven will present a message entitled “Blessed to Be a Blessing,” focusing on the gift of the new facility and the gifts the college will be able to give back to the community as a result.  Accompanied by handbell music, the attendees will walk together back to the Boonshoft Center, where the formal dedication of the new building will take place.  There will be a brief reception following the dedication.

The official ribbon-cutting for the Boonshoft Center was held on Aug. 3, and the building has been open for student use since the start of classes on Monday.

About Kettering College of Medical Arts
Kettering College of Medical Arts is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers certificate programs, two-year Associate of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions degree with four specialty tracks, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

An institution of Christian higher education, Kettering College graduates health care professionals of high character who, in the tradition of the Master Healer, give whole-person care to their patients and generous service to their communities. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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