This morning, the first chapel service of the year at Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. was held in the new Orthopaedic Capital Center (OCC) and featured a dedication ceremony that included members of the Warsaw, Winona Lake, and Kosciusko County communities.
In the photo at right, Ron Manahan, president of the schools, thanks the individuals in the community who were instrumental in seeing the Center to completion.
Also participating in the ceremony were John Boal, chief advancement officer at Grace; John McDaniel, vice president of marketing, Biomet; Roger Boggs, director of sales and marketing administration, DePuy; Brad Bishop, director of public affairs, Zimmer; and Kent Adams, former state senator and a member of the Grace board of trustees. Two students also led in prayers of dedication.
The Orthopaedic Capital Center is the new home of Lancer athletics, chapel, and the Grace College business department. It is the only building on campus where Grace students, faculty, and staff can meet together.
The arena is the heart of the OCC. Set as an athletic arena, it will hold 2,200 cheering fans. As an auditorium, it can accommodate 2,800 people for chapels and graduation or serve as a 2,500 seat event center for concerts, seminars, and theater performances.
The video conference room holds classes and events that have 100 to 220 registrants. The largest classroom in the building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including flat screen video monitors, wireless Internet, and satellite access. Distance learning, video conferences, online training, and more may be accommodated in this space.