Central Baptist College will break ground on a 36,000 square-foot academic building and announce a major gift to the college at a special event at 10 a.m. on the campus at the corner of College Avenue and Conway Boulevard.

CBC President Terry Kimbrow said the college trustees recently approved a 10-year facilities master plan to guide the continued student growth. The plan will include a capital campaign.

"The new plan, Vision 2020, is based on an enrollment of 1,500-2,000 students, and the Academic Building groundbreaking will be the first major step in that plan," Kimbrow said.

CBC is one of the fastest growing private institutions in the state of Arkansas.

The fall 2010 enrollment of 742 reflected a 19 percent increase over 2009, the sixth consecutive year to post record numbers.

Other homecoming activities today are a PACE reunion at 9 a.m. in the Community Room and will include coffee with CBC President Terry Kimbrow.

The CBC Alumni Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Mabee Student Services Dining Hall. The speaker will be CBC Alumnus Scott Attebery. Attebery currently serves as the Pastor for Preaching at the Wyatt Baptist Church in El Dorado. Bro. George Reddin will be recognized as the CBC Alumnus of the Year.

Mustang Basketball games will begin at 1 p.m. with the Lady Mustangs taking on Ecclesia College followed by the announcement of the CBC Homecoming Court. The men’s game will begin at 3 p.m. All games will be in the Reddin Fieldhouse.

At 6:30 p.m., the fourth annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction will be in the Mabee Student Services Dining Hall. All proceeds from the banquet and auction will go towards CBC’s 50+ endowed scholarships.

For more information on CBC’s Homecoming activities, contact Chris Vines at 501-329-6872 ext.114 or at cdvines@cbc.edu.