Grand opening for new MMI building set for June 8

by John Keenan, UNMC strategic communications | June 01, 2021

Image with caption: The new Munroe-Meyer Institute building.

The new Munroe-Meyer Institute building.

On June 8, the Munroe-Meyer Institute will cut the ribbon on its new home at 6902 Pine St., near the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Scott Campus, with a ceremony that will be available virtually to the entire MMI and UNMC community.

The ceremony, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT, will be streamed on the MMI webpage via www.unmc.edu. An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand.

Speakers will include Special Olympics International Board Chair Tim Shriver, PhD; noted disability advocates John Schneider, general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, and his wife, Traci; Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert; University of Nebraska Regent Paul Kenney; University of Nebraska President Ted Carter; UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, and MMI Director Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD.

The event also will feature a video showcasing the new MMI building and its many features, services and programs.

The building "is a dream literally come true," said MMI Director Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD. "Due to the pandemic, we will be showing the building off virtually to all except a small group of invited guests -- but I am excited at this opportunity to introduce the MMI community, and the broader community as well, to the new home of MMI."

The new building -- more than double the size of MMI's former home -- provides critical room for growth of existing programs and the development of innovative new ones, ample parking, entrances and a floor plan designed to accommodate the needs of the individuals MMI serves.

Services began at the new building in April.

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Cheryl McSorley
May 28, 2021 at 7:52 AM

🥰For many many years Chad spent time at Monroe Meyer, always welcoming, accepting and helpful, this is a dream come true as we support and nurture our children and adults into happy loved individuals. I can’t really describe how when we were so lost, the staff at Munroe Meyer we’re there to guide and support us in our journey with Chad. Because of Munroe Meyer and Duet Chad is here today at 48 years. ThankYOU!