MSUB Science and Health Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 7, 2021

article & photos by stephanie toews

This afternoon, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, MSUB celebrated its brand new, state-of-the-art Yellowstone Science and Health building for the College of Health Professions and Science with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The historical celebration of the $17 million project's completion came just in time for the campus to usher in students tomorrow. 

Initially constructed in 1947, the building has expanded, along with the number of MSUB students, to accommodate science education's growth and technologic demands. The new features in the now 30,000 square foot building include smart board technology in each classroom, a greenhouse, and cutting-edge labs and equipment. 

photo by Nathan Satran

This is a culmination of years of dreaming, planning, and construction for the expansion, which broke ground in September 2018. In 2013, the MSUB Foundation began raising the requisite $5 million as required by the state legislature.

Dr. Stefani Hicswa, MSUB's first female chancellor, MSUB Foundation CEO Bill Kennedy, MSU President Waded Cruzado, and others also spoke at the event that was open to the public. Afterward, guided and self-guided tours took place throughout the beautiful new facility, ideally situated in the heart of Billings' medical corridor. 

It is safe to say that the best is yet to come for MSUB, and we should all be honored to usher in these amazing advancements in education for Billings. Go, Yellowjackets!

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