2014 Reunion Gift Project

Asbury University – 2014 Reunion Class Gift


We had a wonderful time at Reunion 2014! I will never tire of having the opportunity to gather together with our Asbury family and celebrate His faithfulness to us. And what an honor it was for me to present a fully subscribed gift project to our president, Dr. Sandra Gray and then to hear her share with those in attendance the impact this gift will have; first, on our students but also on the broader Asbury family as it paves the way for programming to be broadcast from Hughes. While the project goal was met, any additional funds will allow us to put some finishing touches on the project. For this reason, we are leaving the giving tab active. Thank you for again for your generosity.

– Valerie Parr ’79 Hill, Reunion Gift Chair

Technology Upgrades for Hughes Auditorium

Since the morning students first pulled open the doors in 1929, Asbury alumni have held one thing in common: Chapel in Hughes Auditorium. Worshiping together as a campus community is part of what makes Asbury, Asbury.


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To ensure the Chapel experience reflects the commitment to excellence that guides Asbury’s academic programs, the 2014 Reunion Project will help fund technology upgrades to Hughes Auditorium. Imagine, if you will, a missionary on the field sharing directly with the students in Chapel. In turn, the campus chaplain says to the missionary, “May we pray with you?”, and the missionary sees more than 1,400 students bow their heads, praying for the missionary’s work in the field. A deep engagement in the worship experience both locally and globally becomes an every-day possibility for the students in Hughes, and a new opportunity arises for alumni and friends to view a video podcast of Chapel services.
The enhancements will include:

·     Upgraded stage and auditorium lighting to provide more flexibility and improve broadcast quality.

·     Upgraded sound equipment to improve sound mixing capability on site and for broadcast.

·     Upgraded camera equipment to permit digital recording of events in the auditorium.

·     Upgraded projection capability to enable HD-quality video and projection in the auditorium.

·     Upgraded technology to allow for live-stream speakers from other locations.  

As usual, the Reunion gift is “over and above” giving, but as Reunion Gift Chair Valerie Parr ’79 Hill says, “Where better to invest extra dollars than in the Chapel experience of Hughes… the room where countless lives have been touched for eternity?”
The 2014 Reunion Class Gift goal is $250,000. Multi-year pledges are an option with gifts due by Dec. 31, 2015. Anyone interested in this project is welcome to contribute and all alumni of Asbury University are invited to register for Reunion 2014: June 20-22 at www.asbury.edu/reunion.


Class Gift Chairs are listed below.


Consecrated Class Gabe Molnar ’09
Agape Class 
Clayton Wesley ’04
Seeker Class David Turley ’99 & Tim Campbell ’99
Challenger Class Steve Behnke ’94
Overcomer Class 
Michael Couvion ‘89
Herald Class Jane Cooper ’84 Van Tatenhove
Crusader Class Lainey Shell ’79 White & Monte Wood ’79
Patriot Class 
Billy Glover ’74
Knight Class   
Christine Holz ’69 Goodier
Viking Class   
Phillip Stine ’64
Chevalier Class   
Emerson Gilbert ’59
Olympian Class   
Dorothy Barbo ’54
Bulldog Class   
Tom Ditto ’49
Tiger Class & Golden Grads   
Jack Key ’44

Students today are being trained to engage and impact their world for Christ. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile project.  
For additional information or to receive a pledge form: call Carolyn Ridley ’81, 859-858-3511, x2707, or email alumni@asbury.edu.  To make a secure donation online, click here.