Oral Roberts University dedicates refurbished Stovall Administration Center
BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
10/23/12 at 6:13 AM
Oral Roberts University dedicated a renamed and renovated administrative building Monday afternoon.
The Stovall Administrative Center on campus will be open for public viewing Tuesday.
ORU alumnus Jim Stovall and his wife, Crystal Stovall, were major donors to the renovation.
Jim Stovall is a former Olympic weightlifter who went blind while he was in college and went on to write the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift," which was made into a major movie.
He co-founded and is president of the Narrative Television Network, which allows blind people to enjoy television.
He has written other books and speaks widely.
The interior and exterior of the former personnel building have been renovated.
An elevator, new entrance and extensive sidewalks improve accessibility to the building, which houses human resources and financial services.
"I had been looking for the right project where we could make a major donation when the idea of the Stovall Administrative Center came along," Stovall said.
"ORU has been a significant part of my life and success."
ORU President Mark Rutland said, "The ORU community is deeply grateful for the lead gift to make the renovation of the Stovall Administrative Center a reality."
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