Southern Nazarene University will dedicate the A.M. Hills Residential Complex on Friday, May 13th at 4:00 p.m.
The A.M. Hills Residential Complex officially opened on January 10 housing 288 students in four and eight person suites. In addition to rooms, students have common lobbies, study areas and a common kitchen. The facility also includes new classrooms, complete with smart boards, and the Bud Robinson Conference Room, which can hold 300 people for meetings and dinners.
The Bud Robinson Conference room was named after Nazarene evangelist and writer, Bud Robinson. He is claimed to have preached 32,176 sermons and won 200,000 converts. Bud Robinson Hall, a former dormitory for women, was built in 1936 and later torn down in 1990.
A.M. Hills is divided into two wings, Jernigan and Garey. C.B. Jernigan was the founder of the town of Bethany, in 1909.That same year Jernigan established the Oklahoma Holiness College on the grounds where SNU sits today.Jernigan Hall was built in 1945 as a women’s dormitory on campus. In 1990 it became home to SNU School for Children and was later destroyed in 2009.
The Garey wing was named after Mr. and Ms. Charles Garey, wheat farmers from Kansas, who provided a lead gift for the construction of Garey Hall in 1966. Garey Hall served as a women’s dormitory until its demolition in 2009.
A.M. Hills represents the single largest construction project in the history of SNU, costly roughly $12 Million. A.M. Hill Residential Complex is in the process of becoming LEED certified. The LEED green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The complex will be the first facility in the state of Oklahoma to have this certification.
Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.
Posted on Fri, May 13, 2011
by Laura Poff filed under