West Texas A&M received the 4th largest single gift donation the university has ever been given.
$3 million was given by the High Plains Christian Ministries Foundation to help with the nursing program that will go to construction and remodeling at the Downtown Campus.
WT said they will recognize the gift by naming the second floor of the Harrington Center the Baptist Community Services Nursing Education Floor.
Students and faculty will be moving into the new area throughout the summer and classes will begin Fall 2021.
“This renovation on our second floor will provide us with 25,000 square feet of new labs, classrooms, offices, study areas and more to better educate our outstanding student nurses,” said Dr. Holly Jeffreys, head of the Department of Nursing. “We are incredibly grateful that High Plains Christian Ministries Foundation sees the dedicated work being done by our faculty and staff and is generously contributing to the education of the fine students who will become front-line, essential workers throughout the city, the region and the country.”
“Baptist Community Services is excited and honored to partner through its foundation, High Plains Christian Ministries Foundation, with West Texas A&M University and its outstanding
nursing program,” said Mike Wartes, chairman of the Baptist Community Services board of trustees. “We feel confident that this partnership will lead to the expansion of this great program and its development of more top-flight nurses for Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle region.”