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Nov. 17, 2015 - Through a generous six-figure gift, InterMetro Industries is supporting the transformation of the former Ramada Inn to King’s on the Square, a state-of-the art center for learning and living on Public Square, by naming the 154-person first- floor lecture hall used by the College’s physician assistant studies majors.

The nine-month project renovated more than 121,000 square feet of space into clinical practice labs, exam rooms, a 154-person lecture hall, conference and student break rooms, housing space for approximately 200 students and faculty and support staff offices. King’s on the Square opened in August 2014

The building also contains several art and cultural exhibits centering on the history of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1929, InterMetro Industries is the world's leading manufacturer of storage and transport solutions for the Foodservice, Healthcare and Commercial markets. 

“Kings on the Square will enhance the Kings experience for all while supporting the outstanding Physicians Assistants program" said John Nackley, president and chief executive officer of InterMetro Industries. "This commitment also enriches downtown Wilkes-Barre".

The Physician Assistant Program was established at King’s as a certificate program in 1975. 

The PA program is currently operating under a seven-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).  King’s is one of 200 ARC-PA accredited programs in the country and one of only 21 in Pennsylvania.  King’s is only one of three Pennsylvania accredited programs based at a college; most are at universities.

Pictured, from left, are physician assistant studies majors Brittany Arens and Nicholas Broughton, Nackley, and Father John Ryan, C.S.C., president of King’s.