FORT WAYNE — Trine University cut the ribbon for the expansion to its Health Sciences
Education Center on April 25.
The expansion, located at 1818 Carew St. in Fort Wayne, will house Trine’s new surgical
technology program this fall, as well as future programs planned in Trine’s Rinker-Ross
School of Health Sciences.
The university will occupy 8,900 square feet of space in what formerly was an eye
surgery center, adjacent to its existing Health Sciences Education at 1819 Carew St.
on the Parkview Randallia campus. The space is undergoing renovation to include two
state-of-the-art operating rooms, classrooms, locker rooms, a supply room, a sterile
processing department with a large autoclave, a lounge and faculty offices, in addition
to the existing atrium. The renovation will be complete by Aug. 1.
Trine University opened its current Health Sciences Education Center in 2013. The
center is home to Trine University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Master of
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) programs.
In October, the university announced it will expand its health sciences programs in
Fort Wayne over the next several years. In addition to increasing the sizes of its
DPT and MPAS programs and launching surgical technology, Trine plans to add Master
of Applied Health Sciences, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Certified Registered Nurse
Anesthetist, RN to BSN, Radiologic Technology and Master of Speech Language Pathology
Photo: Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president, cuts the ribbon for the expansion
to the university's Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne. From left: John
Shannon, vice president for academic affairs, Trine University; Tinisha Weigelt, district
director for the Office of Congressman Jim Banks; John Urbahns, president and CEO
of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.; Dr. Brooks; Marcy Rogers, vice president of surgical and
ancillary services, Parkview Health; and Jennifer Lloyd, director of surgical technology,
Trine University. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)