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Students pose in the LCU-themed photo booth at the birthday party in the Baker

LCU 60th Birthday Recognized with Proclamation from Mayor Dan Pope

Throughout the past year, Lubbock Christian University has celebrated its 60th anniversary by initiating several projects and events to commemorate the significant milestone.

The 60th year concluded when City Mayor Dan Pope read a proclamation of recognition from the city of Lubbock and the mayor’s office on Monday, September 25, during chapel. (The proclamation is attached below.)

“Lubbock Christian University is an important success story,” said Mayor Pope.

“The University reflects West Texas values such as initiative, cooperation, self-reliance, and hard work,” he continued. “At a time when Lubbock is truly growing into a large city, it is right to pause and celebrate LCU’s 60th Anniversary and take pride in its past. But it is just as important to confidently celebrate the future of LCU, and the great things this university will accomplish in the next 60 years.”

An ice sculpture carved for the 60th birthday celebrationIn celebration of the special birthday event, cupcakes and punch were served to students, faculty, and staff after chapel in the Baker which was decorated in a birthday party theme.

The 60th celebration events began last fall with founder’s hall being dedicated, a founder’s day lunch that honored students and faculty from the first year of LCU, and an art exhibit containing works by most every art faculty member who taught art at the university.

In the spring, a 60th Anniversary Dinner was held during Homecoming Weekend; 60 trees were planted by LCU students, faculty, and staff on the campus in conjunction with National Arbor Day; and an initiative to complete 60 service projects was achieved with services including veteran assistance, initiatives to help the homeless, and assisting the elderly in the community. 

To commemorate the anniversary, a book celebrating LCU’s sixty years was published. Forty-two authors contributed to Pioneering Spirit – Extraordinary Faith: Stories and Essays About LCU’s First Sixty Years, which offers personal recollections on a variety of topics that cover the history of the university.