University of Western States opens Standard Process Student Commons

Standard Process Inc. gift of $500,000 helps build new student space on campus

standard process commonsUniversity of Western States (UWS), a leader in educating health care professionals, has opened a new student commons area on campus thanks to a generous $500,000 capital pledge from Standard Process, Inc., a manufacturer of whole food nutrient solutions.

“We are so pleased with the Standard Process Student Commons,” said UWS President Dr. Joseph Brimhall. “Our students will benefit from this space for many years to come. Thank you to Standard Process for their ongoing support of chiropractic and integrated health care education.”

The new student commons was created with the needs of the student in mind, incorporating a variety of furniture to allow for individual or group study, as well as a large TV monitor where students can cast presentations or notes for group study, large mobile white boards, charging stations for electronic devices and microwaves.

“The new Standard Process Student Commons reflects the relationship between Standard Process and the chiropractic profession,” said Timothy Brinkman, UWS sixth quarter chiropractic student. “We now have this awesome, vibrant space with tech interface capacity, mobile whiteboards and comfortable seating conducive to learning our profession, which in and of itself is learning how to help the body heal itself. It’s fitting that a room they sponsored helps facilitate those who are trying to achieve the same.”

standard process commonsStandard Process feels this project is a natural fit with their company goals. The organization believes that students who learn about nutrition while they are in school will be catalysts in their practices, sparking positive lifestyle changes in their patients.

“I really love the partnership between Standard Process and UWS,” said Standard Process President Charlie DuBois.  “With our similar philosophies of chiropractic care and whole food nutrition, it only made sense to support the students in any way possible. I am happy that we are able to partner with UWS in providing a transformative space for campus use.”