Grundy Hall

Grundy Hall Renovation Project — Expanding Access and Collaboration in Healthcare Education

The $21 million renovation of Grundy Hall will create a high-tech, high-touch, and high-quality experiential learning center. Grundy Hall will be redesigned from the “ground up” to anticipate and meet the future science and healthcare needs of the Cedar Valley.

Renovation is scheduled to be completed by fall 2023.


Health sciences are among the fastest-growing career fields in the state of Iowa and throughout the United States. Projections through the next decade anticipate demand for these critical occupations will continue to grow.

New career opportunities such as medical assisting and patient care access professionals have emerged locally. In response, the College has created new academic and training programs.

Rural communities throughout the Hawkeye Community College service area are experiencing shortages of emergency medical responders. Hawkeye’s expanded training and outreach are intended to meet these growing needs.

Building Highlights

  • Capacity to serve 3,300 students
  • Expand state-of-the-art dental clinic by 25%
  • Expand state-of-the-art simulation center by 300%
  • Update and expand lab space for Anatomy & Physiology and Natural Sciences
  • Increase access to industry-relevant technology and equipment
  • Construction of heated ambulance bay
  • Study spaces throughout the building
  • Programmatic arrangement and intuitive wayfinding
  • Create an open staircase connecting building levels
  • Increase natural light via skylights

Health Sciences Programming Offered

Science Labs

  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Microbiology


"With six patient rooms, with an apartment where occupational therapy students can go and work with someone in a home setting, where EMS students extract that patient from the apartment and transport them, that reality is a big piece that is so critical in the student's learning," Leutzinger said, "that's going to be the big difference maker in our simulation center and what they can accomplish."

Dean Gene Leutzinger, former Dean of Science and Health Science Story by Alaina Kwan, KWWL News Channel 7
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Foundation and Grant Support

Thank you to the following foundations for the generous support of healthcare education in the Cedar Valley by funding the Grundy Hall renovation project.

The Otto Schoitz Foundation logo, $500,000
McElroy Trust, $100,000

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1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015


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