Volume 62 • Issue 1 • Spring 2022
LCU’s New Tennis Center Stands as a Testament to Community and Commitment
Lubbock Christian University continues to celebrate its momentum as it adds academic degrees, campus amenities, and programs to its ever-growing student experience. The dedication of the new Penny Gullo Tennis Center and the Jerry and Linda Franklin Clubhouse showcased one of the newest additions to the portfolio—but even beyond its future impact on LCU students, the facility is a reminder of the past relationships and devotion within the LCU community.
"Traditions are a part of the college experience. As you read through this inaugural online edition of Reflections, I hope you will recognize how the tradition of Christ-centered student transformation is alive and well at Lubbock Christian University."
One of the most impressive feats by Lubbock Christian University’s College of Professional Studies is the impact of the Office of Health Professions, which specializes in placing students in positions to succeed across the various medical fields. In 2022, LCU graduates had a 100% acceptance rates for Dental School, Physical Therapy School, and Occupational Therapy School, the latter two of which continue the trend of perfection from 2021. LCU also boasts exceptional acceptance rates to Physician’s Assistant School and Veterinary Medicine School, placing students into those graduate schools at over 2 and ½ times and nearly 7 times their respective national averages. The rule, for LCU graduates at least, is the national exception.
Service has always been a core value of Lubbock Christian University. From stories of the university’s founding president F.W. Mattox climbing on top of the barracks during a fire to help evacuate students to various ministries and fundraisers that various on-campus groups host year after year, LCU’s history is full of selfless actions to help others—a legacy that continues today, as evidenced by a new tradition of giving back.
Hands-on, experiential learning for students is at the core of LCU’s academic programs. Small class sizes, engaging professors, abundant one-on-one student research opportunities, and even Global Campus’s semester in Avila, Spain all promote distinct opportunities for experiential learning—but individual courses tailored specifically to a semester’s content are bringing new life to history, culture, and other disciplines across campus.
Four members of the LCU faculty and staff are entering into a new phase of life—retirement. They have each served the University with great dedication and sacrifice over their years at LCU, and they will certainly be missed.
Lubbock Christian University recognized several outstanding alumni at the annual awards luncheon. The Alumni Awards are presented each year to recognize the significant success and service of distinguished individuals in their profession, communities, and to LCU. These individuals are making impacts not only in their immediate circles of influence but in the larger Kingdom of God as well.
Lubbock Christian University has named GRACO Real Estate Development, Inc., as the LCU 2022 Community Partner of the Year for their outstanding support of LCU and the greater Lubbock community.
LCU values the privacy of our constituents and their personal information. Since Reflections will now only be in digital format, alumni updates and future Chaps baby photos will no longer be a part of the publication to safeguard that information from being harvested from the internet. But we still want to celebrate your life updates and encourage you to stay connected through your personal social media avenues and by tagging us @LCUalumni or submit your updates online.