Southwestern Christian University held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Northwest Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 9th announcing the official opening of the new three-story residence hall located at the entrance of the campus directly off NW 39th Expressway.
Approximately 60 people were present for the ceremony which included Chamber members, city and state officials, SCU board members, faculty, staff, and students, as well as employees from SCU’s neighboring IPHC Global Ministries Center.
Construction began in March and was completed and ready for occupancy when students first arrived in mid-August. The top two floors of the building are used as students’ living quarters while the bottom floor can be utilized as either one large banquet hall or three separate rooms for classroom or meeting space.
Southwestern Christian University constructed the dormitory to keep up with the demand for on-campus housing as university undergraduate enrollment has increased 245% since the fall of 2009. SCU also hopes the building will be an asset to the community by allowing the public to reserve the banquet or meeting rooms at an affordable rate. Catering by Pioneer College Caterers will also be offered to anyone reserving the banquet or meeting rooms.
"We were pleased to have such a tremendous response for our ribbon-cutting ceremony,” said Southwestern Christian University President, Dr. Ed Huckeby. “It's wonderful to have a space we can share with the community which also provides essential housing for our students and a new "front door" for the SCU campus."
Posted on Mon, September 12, 2011
by Kasey Gardner