MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — As part of the federal spending bill passed by Congress and signed by the president on Dec. 23, Spring Hill College will be receiving $35 million for the construction of a new building.

Spring Hill College is Alabama’s oldest institute for higher education. The new building will serve the nursing department along with other healthcare majors. The nursing department just opened the first simulation lab at the college in 2022.

Spring Hill College, Alabama’s oldest institution of higher education, aims to construct a cross-disciplinary facility to house the Division of Nursing and accomodate the needs of other healthcare and STEM-related majors. With additional space, the College intends to help tackle the nursing shortage, stimulate the growth of STEM-related careers, and address the decline of mathmematics and science teachers. A new building provides increased capacity, community outreach, enrollment, and, ultimately, a larger pool of qualified nurses, physicians, engineers, scientists, and teachers.

Project Description

The project was requested by Senator Richard Shelby, who will be retiring at the beginning of 2023.