OKC Mayor Mick Cornett to Speak at Kennedy Hall Dedication

Mid-America Christian University ( will dedicate Kennedy Hall Friday, January 10, 2014.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will be among those presenting remarks along with university President John Fozard and Board Chair Claude Robold, senior pastor of New Covenant Church, Middletown, Ohio. Trustee Stephen Chiles, senior pastor of Shartel Church of God, Moore, Okla., will bring the invocation.

President John Fozard stated, “The addition of Kennedy Hall to our main campus is a direct response to the significant growth the university has experienced in recent years.”

In the past six years alone, MACU has grown over 203 percent and is rapidly approaching an enrollment of 3,000 students. To further accommodate the school’s growing residential program, the university broke ground November 1, 2013, for a new 30,000-square-foot Residence Hall.

For busy working adults, Mid-America also offers degree programs online, and convenient evening classes at its Broadway Extension north location and main campus.

The new 32,000-square-foot Kennedy Hall will be the new home to the University Library, and will provide additional faculty and staff offices, a computer lab, as well as state-of-the-art classrooms, and champions a new physics lab.

The university established a physics program this past fall that is under the direction of renowned physicist Dr. Rahmat Rahmat, whose research contributed to the identification and confirmation of the Higgs boson particle (aka the God Particle).

The construction of Kennedy Hall was made possible in part through a lead gift made by Dr. Elton Kennedy of Mer Rouge, La. Mid-America has named the facility in honor of Kennedy’s parents: Rev. Murrell Kennedy, and his late wife Rev. Lolita Kennedy, who were longtime Church of God (Anderson, IN) pastors in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Indiana.

The public is cordially invited to attend the Kennedy Hall Building Dedication Service, which will be held in the Chapel Auditorium in the Administration Building beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a ribbon cutting and self-guided tours of the new building. The university is located at 3500 SW 119th St., Oklahoma City, Okla.