August 30, 2019 – Louisville, KY — Galen College of Nursing employees and officials gathered under sunny skies for the College’s groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning. The new 132,000 square-foot campus will be located at Terra Crossing Boulevard, off the Old Henry exit at the Gene Snyder Freeway. As the largest educator of nurses in the south, the new building will include both the Louisville Campus and the College’s national headquarters and will be completed winter of 2020.
Michael Nemes, deputy secretary of the Kentucky Education Workforce and Development Cabinet, was among the officials who praised Galen College for its mission to help students pursue a rewarding career in nursing.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer honored one of the College’s founders Kathy Mershon, who was an attendee at the event and is Galen’s board chairperson. “Kathy is a tremendous role model for so many people, and I just want to say thank you for being such a great citizen of our city.”
Fischer also commended Galen CEO Mark Vogt for his vision and leadership for the College.
“I really appreciate the commitment that you make each and every day to both your students, the profession of healthcare, and to our city,” Fischer said. “I love the energy that you bring to this college and to our city.”
Vogt thanked the partnership with BHDP Architecture, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, for its development of the new building. He also recognized the employees who have played an integral role in the College’s expansion.
“Galen is never about standing still. We are always looking ahead to where we want to go,” he said. “We have assembled the most caring employees that really drive our vision. When we finish our building, we are going to have the most advanced college of nursing, not only in this region, but I believe, in this country.”
Founded 30 years ago, Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest private nursing schools in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers practical/vocational nursing (PN/VN), associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs to over 6,000 students on its campuses in Louisville and Hazard, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Florida, Cincinnati, Ohio, along with an Online Campus. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit galencollege.edu.