The Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy is named for Dr. Marshall T. Steel, distinguished alumnus and President of the College from 1958 to 1969. The Steel Center was made possible by a bequest from Mrs. Ruth Veasey of Dermott, Arkansas. The purpose of the Steel Center is the enhancement of the College’s capacities in the fields of religion and philosophy. It does this by sponsoring lectures throughout the year by notable speakers from throughout the nation; by offering workshops on philosophy of religion, theology, and related topics; and by sponsoring the Friday Afternoon Discussion in the Raney Building each Friday. In addition, the Steel Center offers opportunities for continuing education for clergy and laity in the region by sponsoring the annual Steel-Hendrix lecture and awards ceremony.
Dr. Fred Ablondi
Professor of Philosophy and Director of Steel Center