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SWU plans amphitheater dedication

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Southern Wesleyan University will dedicate the Clyde Dupin Celebration Amphitheater on Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m.

According to a news release, Dupin, an evangelist, was considered the “Billy Graham of small town U.S.A.” and as his ministry grew, his impact reached many individuals in crusades worldwide.


Todd Voss, Southern Wesleyan University president, said the project is the result of generous gifts and support from the Dupin family and friends. A statue of Dupin, being provided by the family and fully funded from friends of Dupin’s ministry, will stand at the amphitheater entrance.

“With Clyde Dupin’s Wesleyan heritage, his connection to SWU and our mission of impacting the world for Christ, Southern Wesleyan became the natural location to promote the history and future of evangelism as modeled by Dupin,” Voss said, in the release.

Located along Wesleyan Drive next to Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center, the amphitheater will host outdoor concerts and become a centerpiece for a variety of outdoor events, according to the release.

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