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New building at CMU dedicated to university legacy

Central Methodist University celebrated its first new academic building on campus in more than 50 years Saturday.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Thogmorton Center for Allied Health. Construction for the $6.5 million dollar classroom building started in August of 2014.

The project was made possible by a $3.6 million dollar donation made by Fayette native, Jay Jacobs and his family.

Jacobs’ donation is the largest ever made to the university.

“We have great strength in nursing and Allied Health,” said Roger Drake, President of Central Methodist University. “It just represents an appropriate investment in those young people and paying tribute to the legacy of Jim and Helen Thogmorton that served here over seven decades.”

The Thogmorton Center has been holding classes for nursing, occupational therapy assistant and physical therapy assistant since the beginning of the fall semester.

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