JACKSONVILLE, Texas—With the help of more than 300 volunteers, Jacksonville College underwent a facelift across campus this summer. Renovation projects included work on Buckner Chapel, student housing, the science lab, the cafeteria and numerous other campus updates, as well as new construction projects.
Churches, alumni, and volunteer groups like The Master’s Builders worked throughout the summer on renovations. The Master’s Builders are a group of retired men and their wives who volunteer their time and talents to churches and agencies affiliated with the Baptist Missionary Association of America. They came in their RV’s and used their own tools while they worked.
“God has blessed us with such an incredible participation in our summer plan to prepare our campus for the upcoming school year,” said Jacksonville College President Mike Smith. “Our enrollment continues to increase, we bought another house across from the college, and we transformed the lobby of Memorial Hall (men’s residence hall) into a suite to accommodate more students. Our student housing is maxed out, and we will break our record for housing students on campus. This is a good problem, but we could certainly use another residence hall to accommodate the students who want to attend the only Christian junior college in Texas.”
Jacksonville College is owned and operated by the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas, and has been affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention since 2004. For more information, visit jacksonville-college.edu.