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ICC kicks off fundraising for health facility

TUPELO — Itawamba Community College has kicked off a three-year campaign to raise $8 million for a new health science education center on the school’s Tupelo campus.

ICC President David Cole says the school has pledges of $5 million to the training center, $2 million. He says ICC will also apply $2 million of grants to the construction.

The center will host the college’s eight allied health clusters in one location.

Site work has already been done for the school. Cole says an official ground-breaking could be held within a few weeks.

The new facility will host programs in associate degree nursing, licensed practical nursing, health-information technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, respiratory care technology and surgical technology.

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