Chris Ifantiedes ‘16

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown:Massillon, OH

Knowing that my athletic career wouldn't last forever, this career will still let me participate in something I love doing. With my passion for wanting to help people, the medical field and sports, this was the perfect major for me.

Koch Environmental Learning Center


The Koch Environmental Learning Center provides
classroom, library andoffice space at the John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center of the University of Mount Union. The Learning Center is the gift of Dr. Robert Spitzer, in memory of his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Koch, Class of 1958.

The Koch Environmental Learning Center includes a library, a classroom and laboratory space. It is used by Mount Union classes, visiting school groups, adult programs and for teacher professional development programs.

The space of the new facility nearly doubles the size of the original Visitors Center and vastly increases our potential for more hands on lab work with the students.

Students in courses such as ecology, soil ecology, environmental science and aquatic ecology will use the lab at the Koch Environmental Learning Center. The lab is located at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center and accesses many field sites just outside the  door unique to our nature center.

The library in the Koch Environmental Learning Center contains hundreds of volumes on natural history and other topics related to the site. Most of the books are cataloged in the Mount Union Library Catalog and are available for students on campus and elsewhere through interlibrary loan.

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