A Semester of Firsts at Warner University
The 2012 fall semester has brought a record-breaking enrollment to Warner University. On-campus housing at Lake Wales, FL is at full capacity with a waiting list. Due to the capacity enrollment, opening convocation could not be held in South Lake Wales Church of God, but had to be moved to the Turner Athletic Center. During this ceremony, the university community gave thanks for all of God’s blessings.
In addition to the record-breaking enrollment, campus facilities are also experiencing growth. A new sixty-seat classroom was added during the summer and it has become a busy site. President Gregory V. Hall also announced that the Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to begin immediate construction of the 49,000-square-foot Darby Academic Building.
This new building, named in honor of long-time board member and supporter, Dr. H. Darrel Darby, will provide faculty offices, classrooms, and science labs. Heavy construction equipment is already arriving on campus and completion of the project is scheduled for the fall 2013 semester.
Many academic firsts will occur in the life of Warner University this semester. The agricultural studies degree program makes its debut with the admission of its first students. This program has been in the planning stages for several years, and WU’s new director of agricultural studies is already hard at work.
The first Warner University football team takes the field this semester, playing against other colleges and universities in the southeast region. This will be a valuable addition to the university’s athletic program.
“Warner University gives God all the glory for these tremendous blessings and is grateful for your faithful prayers,” President Hall says.