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LCU founders seated by wall photo in Founders Hall

Founders Day Celebrated LCU Pioneers and Unveiled Founders Hall

As we celebrate Lubbock Christian University’s 60th anniversary, we recognize that we stand on the shoulders of those founders who boldly stepped out in faith to establish a Christian college in a cotton field. Last week, Lubbock Christian University hosted Founder’s Day chapel, lunch, and Founders Hall dedication to celebrate the founding of the university.

On September 24, 1957, Dr. F.W. Mattox and 13 full time faculty welcomed the first class of 110 students. The day was a major milestone in a vision begun by several local business leaders who believed Lubbock needed a Christian college.

On Friday 23, 2016, LCU celebrated these founding members and students by inviting them back to campus for chapel, a celebratory lunch, and the dedication of Founders Hall. Founders Hall is located in the rotunda of the F. W. Mattox Administration Building.

By all accounts, the founders of LCU were pioneers in the truest sense. Working together, and with God’s amazing blessing, they established the foundation for the university today. LCU is excited to celebrate their tremendous service.