Building Body and Spirit

They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.
Acts 2:46
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Eating together builds community at FPU today, just as it did in the early church, and Shehadey Dining Hall in Steinert Campus Center is where that happens for most of our students.

Built in 2003, the room is named for the late Larry Shehadey, owner of Producers Dairy and a major contributor to the campus center project. Every year over 200,000 meals are served, and after 13 years and more than 2.6 million meals, renovations were required. The university community began the Shehadey renovation project in 2016 and, thanks to donors and friends, these renovations will be completed in August 2017:

Digital rendering of the proposed changes to the Shehady Dining Hall

  • New lighting
  • New tables and chairs
  • Pizza oven
  • Panini press
  • New paint
  • Banquette seating

Board members, local companies, vendors, alumni, parents and friends have contributed to update this place where our students eat together, laugh together, study together and form friendships with one another, faculty and staff.

There’s still time to contribute to this project! Go online to, choose “other” as your designation and type Shehadey Renovations in the comment box. 

Thanks for your generosity!

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