MCC building undergoes extreme makeover


    One look at Jolliffe Hall at Manhattan Christian College and one might think the building burned down or was hit by the June tornado. Thankfully, neither one is the case.
    The multi-purpose building on Anderson Avenue is in the middle of a 400-day project renovation supervised by the Ebert Mayo Design Group of Manhattan, and contracted by Murray and Sons of Topeka, said Jolene Rupe, employee at MCC.
    The project, which began May 5, is on schedule to be completed by August 2009.
    The new building will consist of a 300-seat multi-purpose chapel on the first floor, two classrooms and archives on the second and a library on the third level.
    The renovations will cost the college $3.5 million, which is obtained by ongoing funding from area churches and individuals. MCC students’ tuition will not be raised.
    Rupe said the project is centered on being environmentally friendly.
    “The contractors are recycling all the boards and reusing them in the renovation,” she said.
    “This is a transforming moment in MCC history,” said MCC President Kevin Ingram, according to the school’s Web site. “Jolliffe Hall speaks of our history and is the gateway to our future. Its transformation will provide state-of-the-art educational tools that will allow us to train the very best Christian leaders who will serve around the world for Christ and impact future generations.”
    Pictures and monthly updates on the hall can be found on the Manhattan Christian College Web site,