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Hadassah Academic College Breaks Ground for Helmsley Science Center

Hadassah Academic College broke ground in late spring for a new seven-story Interdisciplinary Science Center building.

Hadassah Academic College broke ground in late spring for a new seven-story Interdisciplinary Science Center building. A gift of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the new building will provide much-needed state of the art classroom facilities as well as a central auditorium for College and community-wide events and a public gallery for art, photography, and cultural exhibits. The building, scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2015-16 academic year, will be adjacent to HAC's historic campus in downtown Jerusalem.

At the ceremony, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said, "The expansion of Hadassah Academic College is a strategically important and deeply meaningful gift to Jerusalem. It strengthens the city by increasing the young population and creates an engine for growth of the sciences, one of Jerusalem's key economic drivers".

Hadassah Academic College (HAC) is dedicated to setting minds soaring and preparing young men and women for gratifying careers. The College is committed to playing a vital role in sustaining Israel's economy by helping to fill the need for superbly trained, highly motivated professionals and entrepreneurs.

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The same day, a record 400 undergraduates were awarded degrees. Hadassah Academic College has the lowest drop-out rate of any institution of higher learning in Israel, with 96% of its students successfully completing their degree. Over 90 percent of HAC graduates find employment in their field of study within six months of graduation. Over one-half of the College's students are the first in their family to pursue a college education.

Date: 9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

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