MARQUETTE, Mich, (WZMQ) – Today Northern Michigan University officially cut the ribbon on its Behavioral Education Assessment and Research or “BEAR” center.
The new center will not only provide hands-on experience for NMU Psychological Sciences department students, but also provide important behavioral health services to the community.
BEAR center director Jacob Daar, said the new building shows just how far the university has come.
“The last seven years have been a whirlwind,” said Daar, “we started in a room, with a couple of families, and a table I bought from Walmart, and now we have an entire building. I’m really excited for the future of the BEAR center.”
Daar also said he hopes they will be able to expand operations in the future.
“In the next couple of years I hope we start building towards the BEAR Institute,” said Daar, “and we’re able to help develop greater services and more training opportunities.”
Along with classrooms and offices, the center will provide support and training for people of all ages with intellectual or developmental disabilities, traumatic head injuries, and their families.
Click here for more information about the BEAR center.