December 4, 2007

Perkins School of Theology launched a major expansion of its facilities with a groundbreaking ceremony in September. The building program includes extensive renovation of two classroom and office buildings and construction of a new building. The new 20,000-square-foot facility will be named in honor of donor Elizabeth Perkins Prothro of Wichita Falls, Texas. The Perkins-Prothro family made a lead gift of $6 million that will provide half the funds sought for the program. Participating in the groundbreaking were President R. Gerald Turner (far left) and Prothro family members (from left) Frank Yeager, Kay Prothro Yeager, Caren Prothro, Holly Philbin, Alex Beltchev, Linda Beltchev and Elizabeth Edwards, and Perkins Dean William Lawrence. For more information: