USC Aiken Dedicates Healthcare Simulation Labs in Honor of Generous Donors

October 17, 2017

Generous donors have helped create realistic training for future health care professionals currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina Aiken School of Nursing.

Nursing students, faculty and community partners gathered to dedicate two simulation laboratories Oct. 17 in USC Aiken’s Alan B. Miller School of Nursing Building.

The adult health simulation lab was dedicated in honor of Coach and Patty Abshire. The Abshires are longstanding supporters of USC Aiken and have made several generous gifts to help students achieve their educational goals. The nursing lab in their name simulates situations USC Aiken nursing students can expect to encounter in a real-world medical facility.

The university’s women’s and children’s health lab was posthumously dedicated in memory of Dr. Harry and Hailare Inder. The Inder’s generosity has been invested in creating life-like scenarios involving women’s and children’s health-related issues. Before retiring and moving to Aiken, Dr. Inder was an OB/GYN.

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2018 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 20th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 13th time in first place.