Public Invited to Dedication for Newly Renovated Odom Hall


The newly renovated Odom Hall

Bethel University friends are cordially invited to the dedication and ribbon cutting for Bethel University’s newly renovated Odom Hall on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. on the Bethel campus.
     “We are very proud of this renovation,” Bethel President Bob Prosser said. “It truly is something we are eager to share with our Bethel family and friends. This building is now very functional for our current student body, and the renovation has turned out beautifully. I hope the community can join us to see the renovation.”
     Built in 1951, Odom Hall was originally used as a seminary. Shortly thereafter, the Bethel library was also moved to the seminary building. When the seminary was moved to Memphis in 1964, the science department was given the extra space and renovations took place at that point to make the space suitable for science labs. The library was put into the current Burroughs Learning Center, and the building was primarily a science building. In 1985, the building was named Odom Hall to honor William L. Odom, Bethel’s President from 1975-1991. In 2010, the Ray and Linda Morris Science Complex was completed, providing state-of-the-art science facilities, and the science department was moved to its new home. At that point, renovations began that would repurpose Odom Hall.
     “President Odom and his family will be at this dedication, and we are very excited to have this opportunity to reflect on the work that took place under his leadership,” said Prosser.
     The newly renovated Odom Hall holds office space for math faculty from Bethel’s College of Liberal Arts as well as classroom space and a state-of-the-art lecture hall that seats 140.
     “Guests will have an opportunity to tour the facility immediately after the dedication and ribbon cutting,” Prosser said.
     For more information about the dedication, please contact Myra Carlock at 731-352-4090 or at