New College of Education facility opens during finals week

In a busy week including USU graduation there is still time for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence Thursday.

It is a brand new state-of-the-art 100,000-square foot facility.

Dr. Beth Foley, Dean of the college, said the new building is where human services professionals will be trained and where they will advance clinical research.

“We have faculty who do research in areas like Alzheimer’s disease, autism, treatment of anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorders and so forth,” Dr. Foley explained. “We offer about 30 different clinics and they will all be operating in that same facility.

“For example, if you have a child with autism and they need speech services, occupational therapy, academic support services, they can get all of those services in one facility.”

Thursday will end with a free grand opening gala at the new Daines Concert Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center featuring a professional hip hop dancer and choreographer based in London, Chris Fonseca, who has been in Logan this week teaching in the Sound Beginnings program for children who use cochlear implants.

Chris Fonseca is profoundly deaf.

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