Bryan celebrates fund-raising success
July 26, 2010

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I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together”  Psalm 34:1-3.


A view of the 1,263 acres of managed timberland
given to Bryan College.

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, Bryan College is celebrating one of its most successful fundraising years.  More than 4,200 gifts were received totaling $3,116,686. This includes $86,408 in response to the $75,000 matching gift challenge in June. The special gift of timberland from Mr. Holland Ware will continue to benefit the scholarship fund in the coming years. 


“We deeply appreciate the generosity of a friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, to offer the $75,000 challenge grant and the response of our alumni and friends,” President Stephen D. Livesay said. “As Bryan grows, the need to assist deserving students grows as well. Support for the scholarship fund makes it possible for many more students to receive the quality Christ-centered education Bryan offers.”


Workers begin construction of the center of the roundabout
at the intersection of Landes Way and Mercer Drive.


Vice President for Advancement Blake Hudson said, “The response to the matching gift was wonderful.  For several people it was their first gift to Bryan. Others gave a larger gift than they ever had before. Many colleges are experiencing a decrease in giving; but thanks to the generous response of alumni and friends, the giving to Bryan College increased significantly from last year."


The parking lot for the Townhouses at
Bryan Commons has been paved.

This fall the college is anticipating an increased enrollment. In preparation, the new Townhouses at Bryan Commons are nearing completion, as is the new entrance to the college, Landes Way. “We are excited about the anticipated jump in enrollment to more than 800 students in the traditional program, and look forward to welcoming a record number of students to campus this fall,” said Michael Sapienza, vice president for enrollment management.


“This has been a year of extraordinary blessing and achievement,” Dr. Livesay said. “We can only stand in awe of the goodness of our God when we realize that we soon will have a new entrance, students in new housing, additional faculty, a softball team with its own field, a men’s and women’s golf team, and a significant growth in enrollment. We are grateful for our alumni and friends who have prayed and given financially to see these dreams become a reality. I’m excited at the prospect of what our Lord will do in our students’ lives this coming year.  Please join me in blessing the Lord as the Psalmist declares in Psalm 34.”