Liechty Hall Officially Dedicated
Minneapolis, MN – The North Central University community celebrated as Liechty Hall was officially dedicated on Friday, October 30, 2009. Through the generous gift of the Liechty family, North Central was able to obtain the property, located at the corner of Elliot Ave. and 17th Street. The building serves as home to both the Business Administrative and the Intercultural Studies and Language Departments. Liechty Hall also offers space for offices, classrooms, and an extra areas for students to study and socialize.
The dedication began as part of the daily chapel service and included special music by the NCU Chorale, a narative history of the building, and words from President Dr. Gordon Anderson. The Liechty Family was also recognized and presented with a plaque that will be hung in Liechty Hall's main entrance.
“The Liechty family has invested in the ministry of North Central over three generations, giving their time, talents and resources to advance the ministry of preparing missionaries and church leaders,” said Vice President of Advancement, Dr. Paul Freitag. “Their exemplary leadership will be remembered through the ministry and training that occurs within the building.”
The dedication service concluded as faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends gathered for a responsive reading and prayer outside of the Liechty building. Brothers Jon and Si Liechty took part in a ribbon cutting as members of their family supported them from behind. The ribbon cutting officially renamed the building that was formerly known on campus as the ‘Mansion,’ Liechty Hall.