ANKENY, Iowa—In a year filled with centennial celebrations, Faith Baptist Bible College welcomed the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the Centennial Atrium on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Membership Director Jamie Anderson and five ambassadors from the Chamber of Commerce brought the ribbon and oversized scissors to the Nettleton Center for the ceremony, which included members of Faith’s Board of Directors, administrative council, and the Centennial Committee.

The Centennial Atrium is a remodeled portion of the Nettleton Center featuring a historical mural, aerial photos which portray the development of Faith’s campuses over the last 100 years, a visual story of how the school created its motto, a yearbook display of nearly every annual since 1940, and new Centennial Atrium signage.

Planning for the renovations began last July by the communications department at Faith, and graphic artist Janelle Logemann completed the design work. Graphic installations were done by LRI Graphics and Signs and Signarama Ankeny.

Faith has been a part of Ankeny since 1967, after its move from Omaha, Nebraska. Carving a campus out of what was once a cornfield, Faith’s landscape and growth have changed dramatically over the last 50 years, just like the city of Ankeny’s has. At the time of the school’s move in 1967, Ankeny’s population was less than 10,000. Now, it is in excess of 70,000.

Faith Baptist Bible College officially turns 100 years old on September 28, 2021. The school has planned a “Celebration of the Century” during its Homecoming Weekend on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 6 p.m. The event will be highlighted by an outdoor concert and a large fireworks display. More information about Faith’s history and the “Celebration of the Century” can be found at faith.edu/faith100.

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