About the Community Health Building
The Loewenberg School of Nursing and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
represent two of the University's leading health care programs. Each has a long and
distinguished tenure at the University of Memphis, and both provide valuable workforce
development and community outreach services for the greater Memphis community as well
as important scholarly contributions within their fields.
The new 177,000-square foot, $60 million Community Health Building will build upon
the rich history of the University's Park Avenue Campus as the former home of the
Kennedy VA Hospital by creating a health campus that unites the faculty and facilities
of both the Loewenberg School of Nursing and the School of Communication Sciences
and Disorders. The beautiful, 145-acre campus holds a vibrant future as the home of
several health-related schools and colleges where interdisciplinary research initiatives
can be further developed and clinical and community services can be expanded.
In celebration of the University's Centennial in 2012, the University of Memphis has
launched the Empowering the Dream campaign. Your support of this campaign will allow
the Loewenberg School of Nursing and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
to realize their visions while enabling the University to reach its $250 million goal.
Your support provides the necessary resources to inspire the next generation of Dreamers
Empowering the Dream Campaign
Central to the University's master plan for the Park Avenue Campus, the Community
Health Building will include the following:
- 170-seat Lecture Hall and Learning Center
- On-site branch of the University Libraries
- 16 classrooms for student instruction and seminar presentations
- 39 laboratories for faculty and student research, and nursing skills, assessment,
and simulation education
- New, easily-accessible home for the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center and nurse-led
- Designated conference rooms, collaborative faculty space, and work areas undergraduate
and graduate students
About the Park Avenue Campus
Situated just minutes from the main University campus, the Park Avenue Campus of the
University of Memphis has a rich history and a vibrant future. The former site of
the Kennedy VA hospital, the 145-acre property at the intersection of Park Avenue
and Getwell Roads was transferred from the US Government to the University for educational
use in 1967. Since then, the master plan for the Park Avenue Campus has been to develop
new interdisciplinary research initiatives and provide clinical and community services,
all while preserving the park-like beauty of its majestic oak trees and lush lawns.
With the ability – and vision – to create and grow our interdisciplinary initiatives
through development of the Park Avenue Campus, this area serves as an incredible resource
for the University and the Memphis community.