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Clayton Gives Examples of Progress

Speaking at a Methodist College Board of Visitors meeting April 24, Gene Clayton, vice president for business affairs, presented a very positive “state of the college” report.

The report included the following:

  • MC’s 617-acre campus and 40 buildings have an

estimated replacement cost of $87 million.

  • The College has an annual budget of $27 million and

is in “excellent financial shape,” thanks to record enrollment in 2000-01.

  • Methodist has 325 full-time and 200 part-time

employees and pays out $15 million annually in wages and benefits.

  • Phase I of a campus irrigation project (front of the

campus) will use city water, while the lower fields and golf course will use water piped from the Cape Fear River.

  • The College has given an easement to the city of

Fayetteville that will allow the planned Cape Fear River Walk, a hiking and biking trail, to terminate at the Fayetteville Soccer Complex adjacent to the College golf course. The first phase of the walk from Methodist to Clark Park will be completed next year. The second leg from Clark Park to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on

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    S. 301 will be built later.

    • New campus facilities now under consideration

include a small performing arts center, an addition to Hensdale Chapel, a concession stand with restrooms at Monarch Field, a dining room addition to the Berns Student Center, and two more apartment-style residence halls.

A greenhouse was built this spring in front of the Science building.

Methodist College Today

D . Grayson Carte , R, answers a question about C.S. Lewis after delivering the Womack Endowed Lecture.

Fayettevillians Make Good Impression

Fayetteville was named an All-America City June 23, after a local committee spent hundreds of hours documenting recent progress in the city. The city previously won the designation in 1985. After viewing a video and a choreographed presentation by local citizens, the judges in Atlanta, GA were clearly impressed. Fayetteville was presented as “a community of heroes, heritage and heart,” as exemplified by three distinct programs: its multi-racial Study Circles, its annual MetroVisions report on quality of life indicators, and Operation Inasmuch, a faith-based human needs program. George Breece, chairman of the city’s All- America Award Committee, accepted the award. The All-America program is sponsored by the National Civic League and Allstate Insurance Co. Other cities that earned All-America status this year were: Santa Clara, CA; Delray Beach, FL; South Miami, FL; Fort Dodge, IA; Howard Count , MD; Ocean City, MD; Independence, MO; Bozeman, MT; and Brownsville, TX.

Summer 2001

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