SNU to break ground for new Marchant Family Alumni & Welcome Center

Local dignitaries and university trustees and staff will be present for the ground-breaking ceremony for the Marchant Family Alumni & Welcome Center, Friday, March 7, at 10:00 am, on the campus of Southern Nazarene University (SNU).

The implementation of construction has been made possible through a substantial gift given to SNU by the Kenny and Donna Marchant Family. Kenny Marchant, a 1973 graduate of SNU, is a developer in Texas where he is also a member of the Texas State House of Legislature and serves as Chairman of the State Affairs Committee.

“For many years, I have dreamed of building a facility where alumni, visitors, and prospective students could be welcomed to the campus in a warm, inviting atmosphere and witness the rich history of Southern Nazarene University. As a proud alumnus, I am honored to be part of the continued growth of a university that holds in high esteem eternal values for future generations,” Marchant said.

The brick and cast-stone building will be constructed alongside the Bresee Administration building and will serve as a welcoming space for all visitors to the campus, located on NW 39th Expressway. The Marchant Family Alumni & Welcome Center will initiate the first phase of construction to take place at SNU as a part of the recently announced campaign.

For more information about this event, contact Carol Wight, Director of Communications & Marketing at 405.491.6602,, or the Office of University Advancement at 405.491.6311.