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Southern State Community College celebrates ribbon cutting of their new Health Science Center

Southern State Community College in Hillsboro celebrated the new state-of-the-art Health Science Center with a ribbon cutting with the Highland County Chamber of Commerce, along with students, employees, elected officials, and members of the community, on Monday, November 1, 2021. Located at 100 Hobart Drive in Hillsboro, Southern State Community College has been proudly serving Highland County and surrounding areas since 1975.

The new Health Science Center will better prepare nursing and medical assisting students for the healthcare field. The center includes a full-scale simulation lab mirroring modern hospital and health facilities, mid-level skill labs, and contemporary lecture spaces.
“Southern State’s nursing and allied health programs have long been preparing health care professions for our five counties and beyond,” said Dr. Kevin Boys, Southern State President. “We’re excited to see this realistic medical environment featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, simulation labs, and medical office space for our students to prepare for their profession.”
“The Health Science Center represents a timely and well-deserved investment in several of the college’s premier academic programs,” said Dr. Nicole Roades, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Through the leadership of the Director of Nursing Dr. Julie Krebs, and Director of Medical Assisting Rhonda Davis, Associate Professor Bruce Fugate, and the outstanding faculty representing these areas, this concept has come to fruition.”
To date, SSCC has graduated more than 1,400 registered nursing students and 1,200 practical nurses, as well as hundreds of degree and certificate graduates in medical assisting, medical technology and phlebotomy. 
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