New Dawn Rises: Africa University Unveils Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence

Inauguration of Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall: The unveiling of the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence at Africa University marks a significant milestone, symbolizing a new era of excellence and inclusivity in the university’s journey.

Fundraising Success: Under the leadership of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, funds for the 92-resident dormitory were raised by the East Ohio Conference. Despite challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign exceeded its

Inauguration of Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall: The unveiling of the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence at Africa University marks a significant milestone, symbolizing a new era of excellence and inclusivity in the university’s journey.

Fundraising Success: Under the leadership of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, funds for the 92-resident dormitory were raised by the East Ohio Conference. Despite challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign exceeded its $1.5 million target, showcasing the unwavering support and generosity of the East Ohio Conference and the Methodist community.

Empowerment of Women: The establishment of the dormitory, particularly for women, represents a beacon of hope and opportunity. The Honorable Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Advocate Misheck Mugadza, highlighted its significance in uplifting young women through education, breaking barriers, and paving the way for their full potential.

Commitment to Vision and Mission: The hall’s inauguration aligns with Africa University’s mission to provide holistic education and empower students to become leaders. The presence of members from the East Ohio Conference underscores the transformative impact of Africa University, fostering collaboration and understanding across continents.

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In a momentous occasion filled with hope, anticipation, and a shared commitment to education, Africa University officially unveiled the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence on February 26, 2024. The ceremony marked not just the opening of a building, but the dawn of a new chapter in the university’s journey towards excellence and inclusivity.

Funds for the 92-resident dorm were raised by the East Ohio Conference under the able leadership of Bishop Tracy S. Malone who has had a passion for Africa University since visiting the site at which AU was to be built 3 decades ago as a student at the time. Casting the vision for the Teach. Reach. Bless Campaign in 2019, a challenge was set to raise $1.5 million to build a women’s dorm that would be a space of comfort, convenience and safety for young women learning at the university from all over Africa. Campaign Co- chairs Dr. William “Bill” Macfadden and Dr. Magnolia Jackson caught the vision and never stopped dreaming in the pursuit of fulfilling this passion project. The target was reached and surpassed despite the COVID-19 Pandemic that coincided with the Campaign. The love and generosity of the East Ohio Conference and the people that call themselves United Methodists was unwavering and steadfast.

Vice Chancellor of Africa University, Reverend Professor Peter Mageto, triumphantly proclaimed,  “The opening of the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence marks a significant milestone in our quest to provide a holistic education that empowers our students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. This hall symbolizes our dedication to fostering an environment where intellectual curiosity flourishes, and where students are encouraged to embrace diversity and pursue excellence in all their endeavors.”

President/CEO of Africa University Tennessee Dr. James H.Salley alluded to the power of a  dream and vision, praising Bishop Tracy S. Malone for having the courage to do so for Africa University , and to not stop there, but to share that dream with others , to raise funds for the empowerment, betterment and transformation of the lives of the countless African women who will learn at Africa University and call the residence home.

The Honorable Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution- Manicaland, Advocate Misheck Mugadza, graced the occasion representing the Government of Zimbabwe, expressing thanks to the Bishop and the East Ohio Conference for their commitment to uplifting women through education,”The establishment of the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence symbolizes a beacon of hope and opportunity for countless young women who aspire to pursue higher education. In a world where access to education remains unequal, this hall stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to the development and empowerment of the girl child. By providing safe and conducive accommodation, we are breaking barriers and paving the way for a future where every young woman can realize her full potential. I must extend our deepest gratitude to Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the generous hearts of the East Ohio Conference for their invaluable contribution to this noble cause. Your benevolence will resonate for generations to come, uplifting not only individuals but entire communities.”

Bishop Tracy S. Malone of the East Ohio Conference and President-elect of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church expressed her profound joy remarking, “Today, we stand on the threshold of a brighter future for our students, our community, and our continent. The Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence is not just brick and mortar; it is a testament to our unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders.”

Expressing her gratitude to the people of the East Ohio Conference, Bishop Tracy S. Malone remarked, “I give thanks to God for each and every gift that was made to the Teach • Reach • Bless campaign from the laity, the clergy, the congregations, the matching gifts from the districts, the challenge gift from Rev. Bill and Marty McFadden.”

The campaign’s achievements underscored the power of collective action and unwavering commitment to a shared vision. Bishop Malone emphasized the role of faith and determination, stating, “If God gives a God-size vision and if we trust God with the vision and if we commit to it wholeheartedly, giving it everything we’ve got, being all in, God will make the necessary provisions to bring the vision to a reality.”

The hall, named after Bishop Tracy S. Malone herself, stands tall as a beacon of progress and possibility. Dr. William Macfadden emphasized its significance, stating, “This hall is more than just a building; it is a symbol of empowerment and opportunity. It represents our dedication to providing world-class facilities for our students, enabling them to thrive and excel in their academic pursuits.”

With state-of-the-art amenities and comfortable living spaces, the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence is set to redefine student accommodation at Africa University. Dr. Maggie Jackson, an advocate for education and social change, highlighted its impact, saying, “This hall will not only provide shelter; it will foster a sense of belonging and community among students from diverse backgrounds. It will be a home away from home, where friendships are forged, and dreams are realized.”

Indeed, the unveiling of this hall aligns perfectly with the mission and vision of Africa University, which aims to cultivate intellectual curiosity, ethical leadership, and a spirit of service. By providing modern facilities and a supportive environment, the university is empowering its students to become agents of change in their communities and beyond.

The significance of this moment was further amplified by the presence of members from the East Ohio Conference, who traveled to witness the event firsthand. Their participation underscores the transformative impact of Africa University, as they experienced the difference it is making in the lives of students. This exchange of experiences and perspectives has the power to bridge continents, fostering understanding, empathy, and collaboration.

As the sun set on this historic day, a new dawn rises over Africa University. The Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence is a testament to the power of education to break barriers and transform lives. It is a tangible reminder that, with dedication and perseverance, we can build a brighter future for generations to come.

Inauguration of Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall: The unveiling of the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence at Africa University marks a significant milestone, symbolizing a new era of excellence and inclusivity in the university’s journey.

Fundraising Success: Under the leadership of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, funds for the 92-resident dormitory were raised by the East Ohio Conference. Despite challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign exceeded its $1.5 million target, showcasing the unwavering support and generosity of the East Ohio Conference and the Methodist community.

Empowerment of Women: The establishment of the dormitory, particularly for women, represents a beacon of hope and opportunity. The Honorable Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Advocate Misheck Mugadza, highlighted its significance in uplifting young women through education, breaking barriers, and paving the way for their full potential.

Commitment to Vision and Mission: The hall’s inauguration aligns with Africa University’s mission to provide holistic education and empower students to become leaders. The presence of members from the East Ohio Conference underscores the transformative impact of Africa University, fostering collaboration and understanding across continents.

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In a momentous occasion filled with hope, anticipation, and a shared commitment to education, Africa University officially unveiled the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence on February 26, 2024. The ceremony marked not just the opening of a building, but the dawn of a new chapter in the university’s journey towards excellence and inclusivity.

Funds for the 92-resident dorm were raised by the East Ohio Conference under the able leadership of Bishop Tracy S. Malone who has had a passion for Africa University since visiting the site at which AU was to be built 3 decades ago as a student at the time. Casting the vision for the Teach. Reach. Bless Campaign in 2019, a challenge was set to raise $1.5 million to build a women’s dorm that would be a space of comfort, convenience and safety for young women learning at the university from all over Africa. Campaign Co- chairs Dr. William “Bill” Macfadden and Dr. Magnolia Jackson caught the vision and never stopped dreaming in the pursuit of fulfilling this passion project. The target was reached and surpassed despite the COVID-19 Pandemic that coincided with the Campaign. The love and generosity of the East Ohio Conference and the people that call themselves United Methodists was unwavering and steadfast.

Vice Chancellor of Africa University, Reverend Professor Peter Mageto, triumphantly proclaimed,  “The opening of the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence marks a significant milestone in our quest to provide a holistic education that empowers our students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. This hall symbolizes our dedication to fostering an environment where intellectual curiosity flourishes, and where students are encouraged to embrace diversity and pursue excellence in all their endeavors.”

President/CEO of Africa University Tennessee Dr. James H.Salley alluded to the power of a  dream and vision, praising Bishop Tracy S. Malone for having the courage to do so for Africa University , and to not stop there, but to share that dream with others , to raise funds for the empowerment, betterment and transformation of the lives of the countless African women who will learn at Africa University and call the residence home.

The Honorable Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution- Manicaland, Advocate Misheck Mugadza, graced the occasion representing the Government of Zimbabwe, expressing thanks to the Bishop and the East Ohio Conference for their commitment to uplifting women through education,”The establishment of the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence symbolizes a beacon of hope and opportunity for countless young women who aspire to pursue higher education. In a world where access to education remains unequal, this hall stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to the development and empowerment of the girl child. By providing safe and conducive accommodation, we are breaking barriers and paving the way for a future where every young woman can realize her full potential. I must extend our deepest gratitude to Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the generous hearts of the East Ohio Conference for their invaluable contribution to this noble cause. Your benevolence will resonate for generations to come, uplifting not only individuals but entire communities.”

Bishop Tracy S. Malone of the East Ohio Conference and President-elect of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church expressed her profound joy remarking, “Today, we stand on the threshold of a brighter future for our students, our community, and our continent. The Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence is not just brick and mortar; it is a testament to our unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders.”

Expressing her gratitude to the people of the East Ohio Conference, Bishop Tracy S. Malone remarked, “I give thanks to God for each and every gift that was made to the Teach • Reach • Bless campaign from the laity, the clergy, the congregations, the matching gifts from the districts, the challenge gift from Rev. Bill and Marty McFadden.”

The campaign’s achievements underscored the power of collective action and unwavering commitment to a shared vision. Bishop Malone emphasized the role of faith and determination, stating, “If God gives a God-size vision and if we trust God with the vision and if we commit to it wholeheartedly, giving it everything we’ve got, being all in, God will make the necessary provisions to bring the vision to a reality.”

The hall, named after Bishop Tracy S. Malone herself, stands tall as a beacon of progress and possibility. Dr. William Macfadden emphasized its significance, stating, “This hall is more than just a building; it is a symbol of empowerment and opportunity. It represents our dedication to providing world-class facilities for our students, enabling them to thrive and excel in their academic pursuits.”

With state-of-the-art amenities and comfortable living spaces, the Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence is set to redefine student accommodation at Africa University. Dr. Maggie Jackson, an advocate for education and social change, highlighted its impact, saying, “This hall will not only provide shelter; it will foster a sense of belonging and community among students from diverse backgrounds. It will be a home away from home, where friendships are forged, and dreams are realized.”

Indeed, the unveiling of this hall aligns perfectly with the mission and vision of Africa University, which aims to cultivate intellectual curiosity, ethical leadership, and a spirit of service. By providing modern facilities and a supportive environment, the university is empowering its students to become agents of change in their communities and beyond.

The significance of this moment was further amplified by the presence of members from the East Ohio Conference, who traveled to witness the event firsthand. Their participation underscores the transformative impact of Africa University, as they experienced the difference it is making in the lives of students. This exchange of experiences and perspectives has the power to bridge continents, fostering understanding, empathy, and collaboration.

As the sun set on this historic day, a new dawn rises over Africa University. The Bishop Tracy S. Malone Hall of Residence is a testament to the power of education to break barriers and transform lives. It is a tangible reminder that, with dedication and perseverance, we can build a brighter future for generations to come.