The Ronald V. Mitchell Lecture Hall Announced


Family and friends of Dr. Ron Mitchell and Central Baptist College gathered for the fifth annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction held at CBC on Saturday, February 18, 2012. Proceeds from the event will help fund The Ronald V. Mitchell Lecture Hall, which is the Alumni Project in the new academic building.

Dr. Mitchell was a professor of church history/theology at CBC for 20 years, and passed away in May of 2009 after an almost yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. The lecture hall in the new academic building will be named in his memory for his years of service to CBC and for the impact he had on the lives of so many students. Before Dr. Mitchell passed away, he participated in an on camera interview where he reflected on his life and his time at CBC. A portion of that video was shown for the first time during the Benefit Dinner program and can be viewed below.

The 100+ seat lecture hall will feature three presentation screens, a Crestron lectern, and a lecture capture system which will allow the capability to record lectures and programs held in the lecture hall.  The project goal for the lecture hall is $175,000, and financial contributors who pledge and/or give $1,000 or more will be acknowledged in room. All gift and pledges to this project will also apply toward the Mabee Challenge Grant. The Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction raised $16,410, and to date, the Ronald V. Mitchell Lecture Hall Fund stands at $81,845.99

To make an investment in this project, mark your check “Ronald V. Mitchell Lecture Hall” and send to Central Baptist College, 1501 College Ave, Conway, AR  72034.  To receive information on making a multi-year pledge or if you have other questions, contact Sancy Faulk, Vice President for Advancement, at 501-205-8799 ( or Michael Mayo, Development Officer,  at 501-205-8826 (  

Dr. Mitchell Interview... Miracle in the Making 

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