The renovation of Rine Hall will honor the legacy of Phyllis Rine (BA ’61), who taught at a mission school in the Congo where she was massacred by Congolese rebels. Phyllis’ heroism lives on in the women’s residence hall named in her honor, which occupies one of the most scenic spots on our campus with a spectacular view of the Cincinnati skyline.

The fall of 2014 will mark 60 years since the four-story building was first dedicated in 1954, and it will mark 50 years since Phyllis Rine was martyred in November 1964. The lower floor houses CCU’s Education Department. When completed, the second floor will house our new School of Business. The top two floors will contain new, modern rooms for female students—much needed as our enrollment increases.

To pay for the renovations, we are seeking 1,000 individual alumni, graduating classes, churches, and other friends who will give $1,000 each by December 31, 2014. Also, for $15,000 an individual or church could furnish one of the dorm rooms in honor of a loved one (perhaps a minister’s wife, a mother or grandmother, or someone else who lived in Rine Hall in the past). You can make your commitment at in multiple ways.

1. GIVE TODAY ONLINE. Click here to access CCU’s online giving portal and click on “The Rine Project” to designate your gift.

2. DOWNLOAD AND MAIL A GIFT/COMMITMENT. Click here to download a PDF commitment card and mail the commitment/gift to The Rine Project · Cincinnati Christian University · 2700 Glenway Avenue · Cincinnati, Ohio 45204.

3. SPEAK PERSONALLY WITH US. If you would like to discuss specifics of a gift/commitment, feel free to contact the President’s Office at (513) 244-8492 or email

The video below features the life story of Phyllis Rine and how she gave her life for Christ.