Trinity Christian College
hosted a special ceremony for the College's new science/technology center
on Friday, July 7, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on the future building site. Click
to view the program from the ceremony. Or click here
to read the litany. Groundbreaking for the building, named the Heritage
Science Center "to honor the role of the College in providing future generations
with the tools and knowledge to view science through the eyes of Scripture,"
took place during the College's freshmen orientation program, "Blueprints."
After receiving a $2 million donation in March that sent the amount raised
for the building over the halfway mark, the Board of Trustees decided at
their May 11 meeting to begin construction this summer. Rick VanDyken,
Trinity's vice president for advancement, stated that the building "creates
a whole new space for us to expand and grow into. It represents a new opportunity
for our students to study in state-of-the-art laboratories, to expand their
abilities, and it enhances our ability to bring new students interested
in the sciences onto our campus."
The Heritage Science
Center will complete the campus quadrangle formulated in the College's
master plan. The Martin and Janet Ozinga Chapel/Performance Center, scheduled
for completion in fall, 2000, along with the Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library
and an existing classroom building, form the other components. By offering
more classroom and laboratory space, the building will enhance Trinity's
science and computer technology departments while allowing for greater