MACU Names Private Dining Rooms in Honor of Paul Odom and Mike Clements
March 9th, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY– A naming dedication was recently held at Mid-America Christian University to honor two influential men who have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the school in south Oklahoma City.
On March 6, during the annual spring visit of the MACU Board of Trustees, MACU named its two private dining areas in honor of Mike Clements and Paul Odom. Known now as the Clements and Odom Dining Rooms, respectively, University Advancement Vice President Steve Seaton called the two men “wonderful friends of Mid-America Christian University.”
The Odom family is well known through south Oklahoma City and Moore for housing and business development. When MACU was in danger of closing several years ago due to financial distress, Odom agreed to purchase an acreage of land on the southwest side of the campus. That land was eventually developed into the housing edition Rockport, and its purchase aided the university in moving forward with its operations.
In addition, Odom established the P.B. Odom III Ministerial Scholarship for MACU students, which is funded by a percentage of sales of every Rockport lot.
Clements is the developer of Energy Weldfab, a leading manufacturer of gas and oil processing equipment based out of White Oak, Texas. He served as a MACU Board of Trustees member until his beloved wife, Amy, contracted ovarian cancer.
Amy Clements lost her courageous battle last November. During her time of illness, Mike Clements said God raised his wife’s philanthropic awareness to a higher level. She became keenly interested in several benevolent causes, including MACU.
Seaton said the Clements family has faithfully given to MACU, and several campus classrooms are there in part because of their generosity.
“MACU has been looking forward to this moment for a very long time,” he said. “We are honored to dedicate these two dining rooms for the glory of God and in honor of two very special people and their families.”
Located off the main lobby and the university’s Café 1412, the Odom and Clements Dining Rooms are designed to serve as meeting spaces for MACU students, staff, faculty members and guests.