Succeeding in the sciences
Succeeding in the sciences

Science Construction and Renovation

Succeeding in the sciences

After initial study by the Leadership Council and a subsequent feasibility study, the college planned and has been constructing a 43,000-square-foot laboratory facility across the street from Callaway Science Building, on the corner of Vernon Street and Park Avenue. This new building will house up-to-date laboratory space for instruction in biology, ecology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry and immunology. 

The current science building is undergoing a complete renovation to address its physical problems and accessibility issues, creating a modern classroom learning environment for the college’s science and mathematics students. It will continue to serve as classroom space for all of the sciences and as home for computational mathematics and physics.

“We are particularly excited that the new facility will include a special projects lab, ecology lab, special chemistry instrumentation room and new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance equipment, which will allow our faculty to offer new courses that are currently impossible in the existing building,” says Nickie Cauthen, Chair of the Sciences Department.  “The new labs and instructional spaces also will prompt faculty to imagine new opportunities, leading to the design of new courses and degree programs.”

Recent Student Successes

LaGrange College’s science and nursing graduates say their degrees in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and nursing prepared them for the rigors inherent in advanced fields of study. Here’s what some of our recent alumni are doing:

  • Courtney Beshel ’14—Enrolled in the physical therapy program at Emory University
  • Josh Cash ’12—Enrolled in Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Conrad Clevenger ’14—Enrolled in Ph.D. program in applied mathematics, Clemson University
  • Hunter Connell ’14—Enrolled in Ph.D. program in toxicology, University of Georgia
  • Katie Elder ‘14 - Enrolled in University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Austin Fetner ‘15 - Enrolled in Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Daniel Garrett ’13—Biology Teacher, Dacula High School
  • Meldra Hall ’13—Enrolled in Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Brent Kinsey ’13—Enrolled in University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Nicole Stermer ’15—Nurse, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Robby Williams ’13 - Enrolled in the Ph.D. program in toxicology, University of Georgia

By completing the science construction and renovation, we expect to see science major and pre-med enrollment increase significantly. The addition of specialized laboratories and equipment also will allow the faculty to offer new courses impossible in the existing facilities—and inspire them to imagine and implement new fields of study.

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Succeeding in the sciences
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