By Whitney Knight
Mid-America Christian University has named Marvin Middlebrooks, beloved ministry professor of 24 years, as professor emeritus ahead of his December retirement. During university chapel services, MACU board chairman Dr. Claude Robold presented Middlebrooks with the title and medal in front of his colleagues and the MACU student body.
“It’s been my privilege to know Marvin for fifty-two years,” Robold said. “I’ve watched how God has worked in his life. He’s been a tremendous blessing to the kingdom of God. The honor we bestowed to him as professor emeritus doesn’t even begin to say ‘thank you’ enough for what he’s done for Mid-America Christian University.”
Middlebrooks, along with his wife Janice, have been involved with the university for many decades. Before he was a professor, Middlebrooks was a student of the school, then located in Houston as Gulf Coast Bible College.
“I am very honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” Middlebrooks said. “I am blessed to be a part of a group of people that serve the Lord and work together to impact the world for Christ,” Middlebrooks said.
Middlebrooks plans to retire December 9 after leading the last chapel of the fall semester. He plans to remain involved in various activities at MACU, including preaching in chapel, attending sporting events and possibly teaching as an adjunct professor.
Mid-America Christian University offers a Christian liberal arts education through two dynamic colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers undergraduate degrees to traditional residential and daytime commuting students at the main campus in Oklahoma City. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) makes college education affordable and accessible to busy working adults and graduate students. Degree programs are offered online and convenient evening classes at the main campus, and through the north OKC location. MACU is an endorsed agency of the Church of God (Anderson, IN), and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA; www.ncahlc.org). Visit www.macu.edu for more information.