Everett Community College Names New Nursing Building After Local Mountain

January 16, 2013


Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall will open this spring. Photo courtesy EvCC

That gleaming new building on Broadway in North Everett has officially been named Liberty Hall. Here’s the press release from EvCC…

Everett Community College has named its new nursing and health sciences building Liberty Hall after Liberty Mountain.

Opening in April 2013, Liberty Hall will be home to the college’s nursing, medical assisting and phlebotomy programs and other health sciences training. The building will also include room for the Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic, now located across the street.

Construction began in September 2011 on the three-story, $37.5 million facility, which is located on North Broadway next to the college’s
Fitness Center.

The college chose the name Liberty Hall after seeking suggestions from the campus and the community. EvCC historically names its buildings after peaks of the Cascade and Olympic mountains. The college’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the name at its Jan. 15 meeting.

Liberty Mountain is located approximately three miles directly south of Three Fingers and stands as another prominent peak on the far western flank of the Cascades, along with Whitehorse, Three Fingers and Pilchuck mountains. The mountains are visible from EvCC’s Everett campus.

The name is also a part of the college’s history. EvCC’s Index Hall quad includes four buildings. The original two buildings, which opened in 1968, were named Index and Liberty. When the third and fourth buildings were built in 1976, the entire quad was formally named Index Hall.

The name Liberty was no longer used, and the naming committee for the nursing and health sciences building liked the idea of bringing it back, said EvCC Vice President John Olson, who led the naming committee. “The word liberty has many other meanings that apply to this structure,” one nominator wrote. “A healthy lifestyle, being healthy, is liberating. Obtaining an education can be liberating, opening doors to new jobs and experiences. Liberty Hall is an ideal name for such a wonderful structure.”

Liberty Hall will triple the amount of laboratory space for health sciences programs and include new technology to train healthcare professionals, such as the clinical simulation lab. The new space will give EvCC room for more students in the nursing, medical assisting, phlebotomy and nursing assistant certified programs.

The architect is SRG Partnership, Inc. of Seattle and the general contractor is Olympia-based Berschauer Phillips Construction Co., Inc.

For more information about healthcare programs at EvCC, visit www.everettcc.edu/healthcare


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