Celebrating Founders Day: RMUoHP’s 23rd Birthday

by | Jun 7, 2021 | home highlight, News

President Rick Nielsen holds birthday cakeRocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) hosted its annual Founders Day celebration the first week of June. Virtual and in-person activities brought together students and employees to celebrate the University’s 23rd birthday. 

Virtual events allowed the RMUoHP family to share memories, photos, and videos of how RMUoHP has made an impact on personal and professional lives. Other virtual events included bingo and picture trivia, where contestants learned about and reminisced on the history of RMUoHP.

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting in Utah, an outdoor in-person activity was hosted on June 4 to celebrate Founders Day. The event celebrations included catered food, lawn games, a live DJ, and many giveaways. 

At the Friday outdoor event, RMUoHP Founding President, Richard P. Nielsen, spoke on the history and growth of the University. 

“We’ve come a long way in 23 years. The first program we started was in January of 1999. We had eight programs in that time–they were all physical therapy related programs. We went from that to where we are now, having almost 74 different programs,” said Nielsen. 

He added, “The University has moved from a 1,300 square feet rented space above another university to 84,000 square feet today. And the growth is not done yet.”

Nielsen concluded by recognizing the Founders Day event as “the first official gathering we’ve had in about 15 months now for RMUoHP. It’s great to have you all back on campus.” 

To learn more about Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, visit rm.edu.