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Wilson Hall rededicated for ASU osteopathy school   

By Michael Wilkey

Arkansas State University Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Dr. Jason Penry said Thursday (June 2) it was three and a half year journey to take one of the oldest buildings on the Jonesboro campus and turn it into a medical school.

The journey will continue into the future as university officials and the New York Institute of Technology opened a $12.6 million osteopathy school at Wilson Hall. The building, which housed the political science, English and history departments, opened in 1932 and has served thousands of students, university officials said in discussing the building.

ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson said the new school will create medical personnel to help an underserved area, while the rededication of Wilson Hall in the center of campus will help the university as well.

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