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Towns-Alumni Ministry Training Center nears completion

July 15, 2008 : Teresa Dunham

Liberty University’s new Towns-Alumni Ministry Training Center will unveil its spacious 750-seat lecture hall with optimal sound and lighting features for students in mid-August.

“They’re going to have it booked out for every class. Everybody wants to be there,” said Charles Spence, LU’s director of planning and new construction.

Named in honor of LU co-founder and Dean of the School of Religion Dr. Elmer Towns, the center is an expansion of the existing B.R. Lakin School of Religion on Main Campus.

The lecture hall will have sloped floors, cushioned seats, and amazing acoustics, Spence said.

Additionally, a renovation of the school’s exterior will include an addition of columns and steps to create a Jeffersonian-style façade similar to the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center.

The Office of Alumni Affairs began spearheading a three-year, $2 million campaign in Sept. 2006 to cover the cost of the project, and Liberty University officials — including the late Dr. Jerry Falwell — broke ground on the site behind the School of Religion next to U.S. 460 in 2007.

Visit Alumni Affairs to offer financial support for the Towns-Alumni Ministry Training Center.