Northeast College Unveils New Campus Centerpiece Clock and Plaza

Northeast College of Health Sciences recently commemorated 30 years in Seneca Falls and its organization’s new name with the installation of a 19-foot post clock and creation of a new green-space plaza on its Seneca Falls campus. The clock and plaza honor Northeast’s historical role as a leading healthcare education institution.

Made possible by donors through the college’s “Celebration of Time” fundraising campaign, the clock is prominently located between the Kenneth W. Padgett Administration Building and the campus’s main academic buildings. This new addition symbolizes Northeast College’s legacy through time, while the clock face illuminates the future and serves to inspire upcoming generations of outstanding healthcare professionals.

“Over the past 102 years, our college has educated generations of innovative healthcare leaders while embracing change and providing meaningful learning opportunities,” said Northeast College President Michael Mestan. “This iconic clock will forever stand as a reminder of our great Northeast community and our shared dedication to healthcare and academic excellence.”

Part of the college’s strategic plan to maintain and improve the physical plant facilities and grounds to enrich the campus environment, groundbreaking on the clock plaza began in June 2021. The Northeast community was able to witness the project’s progress in real-time via a strategically placed live webcam.

All About the Iconic Clock

Situated at the center of the new plaza space, the 19-foot-tall clock is made from an original Seth Thomas casting and will serve as a focal point on the Northeast campus that can be seen across the grounds. This new landmark features roman numerals on the clock face and a header plaque with lettering highlighted in 23K gold leaf that reads “Northeast College Of Health Sciences.” Another matching plaque below reads “Founded 1919.”

The custom-made clock was engineered and fabricated by Electric Time Company of Medfield, Massachusetts. The general contractor leading the project was Mittiga Construction Co. of Geneva.  Local architects QPK Design and mason contractors R.E. Kelley, Inc., both from Syracuse, also provided important roles.