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Bay Path College Groundbreaking Ceremony
Bay Path College Groundbreaking Ceremony
Bay Path College Groundbreaking Ceremony
Bay Path College Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Center for Graduate Studies in Health Sciences is a reality!

It's been decades since the last building by Bay Path College was constructed from the ground up. But on Friday, November 15, that started to change.

On eleven acres in East Longmeadow’s Industrial Park, right across the street from the Hasbro world headquarters, the day’s official groundbreaking launched the largest building project in the College’s history. The Health Sciences building, as it is presently known, will be a state-of–the-art academic health sciences. Its 58,000 square feet will house the graduate classes for the occupational therapy and the physician assistant programs. 

Joining Dr. Carol Leary on the momentous day was the Chair of the Bay Path Board of Trustees, George Keady III, East Longmeadow Town Administrator Nick Breault, East Longmeadow Select Board Member Debra Boronski, State Senator Gale Candaras, State Representative Brian Ashe, and graduate students Sarah Hernandez ‘13 G ‘14 and Thomas Kwapien G ‘14, representing both disciplines to be housed in the new facility. 

For the College, this marks a major expansion outside the Longmeadow campus. And for the town of East Longmeadow, they couldn’t be happier to host the College’s newest venture. Telling the assembled guests that she has been honored to know Dr. Leary for over a decade, Boronski added that “We are now blessed to welcome Bay Path into our home. Thank you for choosing us. 

“Your College is a flourishing institution with a diverse student body, and we are just thrilled to have them as part of our business community today,” she added. 

Dr. Leary thanked the town and state officials for their commitment to seeing the building come to East Longmeadow. “We’re joining a family,” she said. “And we are glad to be part of your home.”

Enjoy a glimpse of the groundbreaking