Taylor University breaks ground on Film, Media, Entrepreneurship Facility

highlands– Taylor University today broke ground on its newest academic building, the Horne Academic Center.

The Horne Academic Center will host Taylor’s growing film and media program, a program of nearly 700 outside awards and distinguished alumni whose work is transforming the film and television industry. The new facility will also have dedicated space to support Taylor’s educational offerings in entrepreneurship, a growing area of ​​focus at the university.

Announced in April, the estimated 45,000-square-foot facility will begin construction this fall, with occupancy expected on August 1, 2024. Fort Wayne entrepreneurs and founders of Sweetwater, Chuck and Lisa Surack; innovators Ken and Virginia Cornwall; and an anonymous grand gift. The loyal financial support of countless other alumni and friends of the university also contributed to this project.

“The groundbreaking of the Horne Academic Center marks a significant moment in the 176-year history of Taylor University,” said Taylor President D. Michael Lindsay. “We are sincerely grateful to those whose devoted and visionary donations have made this state-of-the-art facility possible. At Taylor, we purposely invest resources to help our students achieve ambitious goals and actively pursue God’s calling in their lives.”

Lindsay also said the Horne facility will enhance the vibrant northwest corner of the campus, which is already home to the LaRita R. Boren Campus Center and the arts complex, which consists of the Metcalf Visual Arts Center, the Rupp Communications Center, and the Smith Hermanson Music consists center.

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