Volume 64 • Issue 1 • Winter 2024


A New Hall, a New Era

Gullo Hall, the newest addition to Lubbock Christian University’s campus, could be seen rising from the field between the Rip Griffin Center, Hays Field, the C.L Kay Christian Development Center, and the intramurals fields as early as spring of 2021. The new residence hall, featuring 171 new beds and over 64,000 square feet of living and community spaces for LCU students, is a state-of-the-art facility with private rooms, a gorgeous full kitchen, and three full floors of space primed to continue building the campus community and relationships that are foundational to the LCU experience.

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Life in the Residence Hall

A Note from the President

While there are many dimensions to a Christ-centered university experience, there are few elements, outside of relationships with faculty, that are as crucial to the overall success of the venture as life in the residence hall. Engage in a conversation with any of the pioneers that came to Lubbock Christian University in the early days, and they will regale you with stories about the old army barracks converted into dormitories.

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Sharing Stories and Making Memories: LCU's Writing Carnival Experience

Lubbock Christian University's annual Writing Carnival, a cherished tradition at LCU since it was conceived by Associate Professor of English Jana Anderson in the fall of 2010, is one of the first major events of each academic year. This collaborative experience continues to thrive as a dynamic celebration of community, creativity, and student engagement.

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J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Honors College

Lubbock Christian University received a generous donation of $3 million from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation specifically to benefit the university’s Honors College, which will now be known as the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Honors College. This investment will strengthen and deepen the profound impact that the LCU Honors experience has on its students.

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New Endowed Chair of Fine Arts

Lubbock Christian University received a generous donation of one million dollars from the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc., to establish the Helen De Vitt Jones Endowed Chair of Fine Arts. The gift will benefit the LCU Department of Communication and Fine Arts to support hiring and retaining highly qualified faculty to ensure excellence in the classroom and in the performing arts through special research and projects that provide exceptional experiential learning opportunities for students.  

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The Impact of Experience

When Professor Craig Allen was appointed Program Coordinator of Lubbock Christian University’s Criminal Justice program in 2022, he knew that his extensive experience and expertise as a police officer would benefit the program—and just one year later, prestigious departments across the state are fighting to hire graduates of that program as officers.

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Voice for the Voiceless

When Dr. Patti Patterson Joiner decided on a career practicing medicine, she knew that she wanted to work with children—but she didn’t know the dark places to which that work would bring her, nor the light she would carry into the lives she would encounter there.

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Homecoming 2024

From the excitement of Master Follies and club reunions to sports games, receptions, and a special celebration of 50 years of Master Follies hosts and hostesses, check out what awaits at this year's homecoming. Registration for all events is now open—reserve your spot today!

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Lubbock Christian University Announces Andrew Sorrells as New Athletic Director

December 14, 2023

Lubbock Christian University is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Sorrells as Director of Athletics. Sorrells will begin leading the LCU Athletics Department effective January 1, 2024.

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LCU Hosts 12th Annual Lanier Theological Library Lecture

September 8, 2023

Lubbock Christian University (LCU) hosted the 12th Annual Lanier Theological Library Lecture on Thursday, September 7 in the Margaret Talkington Center for Nursing Education. Dr. Darrell L. Bock gave the featured lecture entitled, “Coping with Pluralism: A Biblical Alternative to Culture War.”

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LCU Hosts Iconic Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray

December 4, 2023

Lubbock Christian University (LCU) hosted American civil rights icon Attorney Fred Gray in the Baker Conference Center, honoring his life and raising funds to benefit student scholarships for LCU’s Black Student Union (BSU) organization.

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Seven LCU Alumni Part of Same Medical School Cohort

November 3, 2023

Seven graduates of Lubbock Christian University (LCU) began their journey into medical school as a part of the same cohort in the fall of 2023—the same year in which three-quarters of LCU applicants to medical school were accepted, a rate 79% above the national average.

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LCU Theatre Amazes with Fall Musical

October 9, 2023

Lubbock Christian University’s (LCU) theatre department presented their fall musical, The Apple Tree by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, on October 7-8 in the McDonald Moody Auditorium.

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Lubbock Christian University Hosts Flying J Wranglers Christmas Concert

November 3, 2023

The Flying J Wranglers were a staple in Lubbock during the Christmas season for many years, and after a short hiatus following the pandemic, they returned to Hub City to usher in the Christmas season. Hailing from the Flying J Ranch in the mountains of New Mexico, this Ruidoso-based group combines the best of classic western music and Christmas festivity.

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Alumni News and Updates

There is a new alumni site to share life updates such as moves, career changes, marriages and future Chap baby photos. Stay connected to LCU and fellow alumni by engaging in that site at www.lcualumni.com or login to the space below.