Brescia breaks ground on first phase of $10M campaign

Brescia breaks ground on first phase of $10M campaign

Includes work on The Moore Center

OWENSBORO, Ky. (March 31, 2016) — Brescia University today broke ground on The Moore Center, the first phase of The Campaign for Brescia University: Gateway to Our Second Century, a $10 million capital campaign designed to meet the evolving needs of students and the growing competitive landscape of higher education. Hartz Construction of Owensboro will leading construction for phase one.

image005The Moore Center is named for the Moore Family in honor of Board of Trustees member and donor Joe Moore, a 1974 graduate of Brescia. The family pledged a $1 million to the campaign, and in November 2015 was responsible for securing an additional $1 million gift from a Nashville foundation, a gift given in Joe’s honor.

The first phase includes an open concept living and dining area on the first floor of The Moore Center that will include a remodeled cafeteria, as well as a brand new snack bar, and spirit shop. This floor will also see a new Athletics Hall of Fame and an expanded gymnasium to accommodate nearly 1,000 fans and will feature two full practice courts and a primary playing court. The addition of two new team locker rooms and an enrollment center will also be housed on the first floor of the building. The second floor will see extensive renovations as well, with the addition of a health and wellness center, expanded walking track and updated office space that include a new counseling center.

The second phase will include the construction of a new Signature Building on the corner of 9th and Frederica that will give a face lift, not only to Brescia University’s campus, but to Downtown Owensboro, serving as a Gateway to the thriving downtown area.

Construction on The Moore Center is scheduled to start this spring soon after the groundbreaking and is slated to be completed in January 2017.