Partners, June 2014
CROWLEY’S RIDGE COLLEGE
PARAGOULD, Ark. — For the third spring break in a row, Crowley’s Ridge College sent a group to work with the Christian nonprofit Hope for Haiti’s Children.
Ken Bever, a member of the Northeast Church of Christ in Cincinnati, founded the Haiti ministry.
Crowley’s Ridge students served at a children’s home, conducted a Vacation Bible School, painted a school building, built a fence, gardened and spent many hours with the children, organizers said. Chase Almond plays with a child in Haiti. PHOTO BY SETH PARNELL
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
The event provides instruction in the craft of sermon delivery, said Dale Jenkins, minister for the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill, Tenn.
The conference drew 137 ministers to hear David Shannon, Kirk Brothers, Jay Lockhart, Keith Parker, Dan Winkler, Craig Evans, Lonnie Jones, Cecil May Jr., Jeff Jenkins and Dale Jenkins.
His wife, Holly Allen, director of the Child and Family Studies Program at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., also will join the Lipscomb faculty, Provost W. Craig Bledsoe announced.
Lipscomb President Randy Lowry said, “I eagerly anticipate the way Leonard and Holly will serve this university and how their expertise will help us connect our program to the Churches of Christ and our community as well as to strengthen family studies in this region.”
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Christian University is expanding from three to five academic colleges — the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Natural and Health Sciences.
“Our academic and leadership teams have been planning, praying and discussing how to build on OC’s legacy of exceptional success in science, engineering and business,” said Scott LaMascus, vice president for academic affairs. “Our new colleges will focus on growth in these areas and implement strategic planning to help us serve more students.”
MALIBU, Calif. — Rick Marrs, dean of Seaver College, the undergraduate college Rick Marrsat Pepperdine University, has been named provost of the university. Marrs will succeed Darryl Tippens, Pepperdine’s chief academic officer since 2001.
Tippens revealed plans last year to retire from Pepperdine and return to Abilene Christian University in Texas, where he’ll serve as ACU’s first Distinguished Scholar of Faith, Learning and Literature.
YORK, Neb. — York College plans to build a $3.5 million performing arts center.
The college, associated with Churches of Christ, has received $2.2 million in gifts and pledges toward the total project cost and expects to begin construction on the 12,000-square-foot facility this fall.
The center will be focused on the day-to-day needs of music and communications students.
A $2 million gift by an anonymous donor kick-started the project.
Other major commitments include a grant from the York Community Foundation and a gift from R L Craft Roofing Company of Harlan, Iowa.
“Reaching out to our community has been a hallmark of our programs, and a new performing arts center will help us do this better than before,” York President Steve Eckman said. An artist’s rendering of the planned center. IMAGE PROVIDED BY YORK COLLEGE
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