W. Lloyd Wright Wellness Center opens to fanfare

After a lengthy construction process, the brand new W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center had its grand opening last Friday, September 14, 2012. Donors, alumni, students, and Dr. Wright, were all in attendance to celebrate the grand opening of this state of the art facility.

The W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center is 9,000 square feet and cost nearly 3 million dollars. Private donations from F. Steven and Gayle Mooney funded a large portion the building.

Elliot Siemers, of the CSM Foundation said, “We’re grateful for the private support that makes new buildings on campus possible,” adding, “The new health center offers comprehensive services that are custom designed for students.”

The student health benefits program office, student disability services, and dental clinic, along with the academic and therapeutic counseling centers are all now organized in one place. Before cutting the ribbon, Wright said, “[The wellness center] is a wonderful, beautiful building with all the health services under one roof.”

Also, during the opening ceremony, Dr. Patricia Brumbaugh, longtime physician at the student health center, said, “There has been a lot of great changes. It’s been wonderful getting to know the hard working and motivated students.”

Wright served as a part time physician for the Colorado School of Mines for over 20 years. His contributions and services to the Golden community are now immortalized in the dedication of the new center.

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