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Mid-Continent holds prayer service

Staff report

More than 300 students, faculty, staff, community members and some employees who were laid off last week attended a short prayer service Sunday in the Founders Prayer Circle on campus at Mid-Continent University, according to Chief of Staff Bill Bartleman.

He said the program was organized by several area pastors, including the Rev. Ronnie Stinson Jr. of Trace Creek Baptist Church in Mayfield, the Rev. Rusty Wirt of Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Hickory, the Rev. Keith Allred of Chief Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mayfield and the Rev. Wes Fowler of Mayfield First Baptist Church. Each religious leader led a prayer for a group of the school community, including students, faculty, staff members and administration.

Acting President Ken Winters thanked the crowd for the ongoing support from the community. He said the largest challenge for the school remains submitting the correct paperwork to the U.S. Department of Education, which would release federal student aid funding that has been frozen due to ongoing problems with paperwork submitted by the college.

He expressed positivity that the current round will be approved. He said it will take between five and six weeks for the data to be completed, reviewed and, if approved, for the funds to be released.

The university has temporarily laid off about 40 employees, sold land across from the main campus on U.S. 45 in Mayfield and put new admissions on hold until the situation is resolved.

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