The 1930s

  • September 1935:成立学院(太平洋圣经学院)的议案获得通过。. 早在20世纪20年代,博伊西就有过建立这所学院的先例.
  • January 1936为学院购买了位于华盛顿州斯波坎市的房产,并讨论了课程设置.
  • February 9, 1937: the Board of Trustees voted to incorporate the College.
  • October 5, 1937: classes began at Pacific Bible College in Spokane, WA.
  • In 1939, the first graduating class consisted of two women who received the Christian Education certificate.

The 1940s

  • 1940: Portland property was purchased for $14,000. Great story: Pres. Gilliam once asked Dr. Gray why he didn’t buy more land when they bought the original property when it was available and cheaper; Dr. 格雷转述道:“我们买下教堂时,把它从一个边境摇到了另一个边境. I could never have asked for more.”
  • 1940: Pacific Bible College moved from Spokane to Portland. 最初购买的是现在15英亩校园中的两英亩, on the south side of Mount Tabor. 由于搬迁,学院在1940年秋季开放得有点晚.
  • 1940: The original College building, that existed roughly where Schlatter Chapel is now, was called Old Main. 这座巨大的白色建筑在学院买下它之前是一个疗养院. Until the Pearl Lewis Building (now A.F. Gray Hall) was built, Old Main was the whole campus: offices, classrooms, dormitories, library, chapel; the lowest level was cafeteria, SUB, and music practice rooms, which were formally padded cells.
  • 1947:太平洋圣经学院第二座建筑:珍珠刘易斯大楼(现为A.F. Gray Hall). The building was originally used as the women’s dormitory, initially accommodating 84 women and one matron. The Pearl Lewis Building also housed an old-style switchboard—the last surviving true switchboard in Portland. A.F. Gray’s basement was used as the cafeteria until 2008.

The 1950s

  • 1952: The College has its first choir tour. 合唱团冒险乘坐一辆修复过的校车去了印第安纳州的安德森.
  • 1955: PBC’s first Harvest Ingathering. Church of God congregations from Oregon and Washington gather to donate food to PBC students. 捐赠的食品总计超过15吨,价值3000美元(相当于今天的美元)。. 由于食物是专门的,学院会开一个酒吧来庆祝. A big hole was dug near the gym and a side of beef was roasted. A retired minister by the name of L. T. Flint and his wife Helen were the cooks. Following the bar-b-que, there was a program featuring the choir under the direction of Dr. Sykes.
  • August 4, 1956: Excavation on the men’s dormitory begins at PBC. The new hall is dedicated during the Harvest Ingathering.
  • 1956: PBC increases diversity “26 states and 6 countries represented at Pacific Bible College,” according to Warner World News.
  • November 1956:人民银行建造了一座15×60脚踏食品储存库,并配备了步入式冰箱, increasing food storage to a total of 100 feet in length.
  • July 1, 1957: Milo Chapman becomes College president after the surprise retirement of PBC’s first president, Dr. A.F. Gray. After 20 years of service to the college, Dr. 在传教士理事会的要求下,葛雷搬到非洲住了一年.
  • March 1958: Construction for the gymnasium begins. The $250,000 construction project was largely sponsored by the Church of God Ministries.
  • In 1959: The College changed its name to Warner Pacific College.

The 1960s

  • December 1961: Warner Pacific College was accredited by the Northwest Association of secondary and higher schools.
  • 1961: Warner Pacific Joins NAIA: Through the direction of the administration and the agreement with the athletic department program, membership was applied for and received in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The purpose of the NAIA is to champion the cause and promote the interest of the college of moderate enrollment and establish sound physical education philosophy and program. The NAIA is an active national organization which also sets rules and standards by which competition and solutions to vital athletic problems are regulated. Basic to the NAIA Program is the premise that athletics must be an integral part of the overall educational process, and must contribute in a meaningful degree to that process.
  • 1962: Louis F. 高夫成为亚博体育学院的校长,一直担任到1966年.
  • March 1, 1963: N. Pearl Lewis is hired as the first librarian at WPC. 刘易斯小姐在明尼苏达州出生和长大,她的父亲在她很小的时候就去世了, so her mother taught school and made a living for her children; two girls and a boy. She taught school and retired with a pension. She took her money and went to Anderson College-she then served as a minister in Montana for several years. 她回到明尼苏达州的伯莎,担任助理牧师直到1940年. 随后,刘易斯小姐应邀来到亚博体育学院. A.F Gray. 她是以英语老师的身份来的,但当她看到图书馆的需求时,她问了布朗博士. Gray if she might supervise its operation. Dr. Gray gladly consented. 经过多年的希望和祈祷,新图书馆的工程亚博体育了. The Otto F. Linn Library was completed and ready for use in the fall of 1954. Students moved the books from Old Main to Otto F. Linn library by passing stacks of books from person to person as they stood shoulder to shoulder in a line from Old Main to the library. With its dedication on November 24, 1954, N. Pearl Lewis saw her dream of an expanded and an adequate Library which the future students of Warner Pacific College would be able to utilize at its fullest extent. Miss. Lewis’ service to the library and college was recognized in the naming of the Women’s dorms in her honor according to Warner World News.
  • 1964: A new sign is built on SE 68th and Division.
  • November 29-December 2 1964条件是在一九六六年再进行一次高级鉴定. In the fall of 1961 WPC was granted its first accreditation for two years on the provision that progress will be made in certain areas of need and that an annual report would be filed. In 1963 this same standing was extended with an additional year with a request that a self-evaluation studies submitted in August of 1964 prior to a campus visitation by the Evaluation Committee of the Association (ECA). A committee member reviewed their findings with the Administration and Division Heads and commended highly the progress made since the last evaluation by the ECA. They especially noted the high morale among faculty and students, the improved facilities, the increase in library holdings, 近年来,学术项目的扩大和预算收入的增加. Generally, the committee was pleased with the progress of the college and expressed a desire to give assistance to where possible in our future growth and development. The action taken by the Northwest Association marks a significant milestone in the history if Warner Pacific College.
  • December 7, 1964: Warner Pacific gains full accreditation. Warner Pacific College recently achieved full accreditation by the action of the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher schools at the annual meeting of the Association held in Portland, OR.
  • May 9, 1965: Warner Pacific College plans to open dorms. A new, four-floor co-educational dormitory at Warner Pacific College will be dedicated May 30, 1965. The building will be named in honor of Lillian Odell Smith, whose family recently contributed $150,000 to the college. 当时,这是亚博体育学院历史上最大的一笔捐款. The facility houses 84 students and two resident supervisors.
  • May 19, 1965: Lloyd E. Whelchel, professor of sociology at Warner Pacific College is one of 40 college professors selected throughout the nation to receive National Science Foundation scholarships for the study of anthropology. 奖学金包括750美元的现金补助,外加差旅费和其他相关费用. Prof. Whelchel will attend the Summer Institute of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The 10-week study for the college anthropologists will include the most important recent developments in the field and new teaching methods. Six weeks of the study will be devoted to different aspects of the anthropological subject matter.
  • June 6, 1965: Governor Mark Hatfield was the commencement speaker for Warner Pacific College at the college’s twenty-seventh graduation exercises. Governor Hatfield was awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree by the college at the same time. Thirty-one students received bachelor’s degrees.
  • July 4, 1965: Dr. Kenneth L. Crose, chairman of the department of church history, 获得了纽约大学的奖学金,今年夏天去以色列学习.
  • October 16, 1965: “Nearly 200 students attend WPC first ever school social” – Warner World News
  • 1965-66: The Cheer Team is known for their “pom-pom pass” to the music of On Wisconsin in the C.C. Perry Gymnasium.
  • 1966: Dr. E. 乔·吉列姆被任命为WPC的第四任总裁,一直任职到1979年.
  • 1966当前位置:施拉特为林恩提供钢琴音乐系收到了施拉特夫人的主旨. Otto F. Linn’s piano. The gift was made possible by Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Schlatter of Seattle, Washington.
  • 1966: Warner Pacific Boys Basketball Wins W.C.C.C Championship.
  • 1966:加冕WPC的第一位返校节女王:卡罗尔·库肯德尔-沃尔特斯.
  • 1967: The Christones tour the country, performing music and drama.
  • January 1969: New science building presently under construction is nearing completion and is expected to be ready for classes at the beginning of Spring term. Improved science laboratory facilities, as well as additional classrooms, will be a welcome step forward on the Warner Pacific campus. – Warner World News
  • 1969: Old Main building is torn down. When it was demolished, students held a “funeral” for the stately old place wearing black armbands “in memorial.” Schlatter Chapel now stands near that spot.

The 1970s

Girl on the Lawn

  • April 23, 1970: Clay Meyers, Oregon’s nineteenth Secretary of State, was the featured speaker at the joint regional Circle K and Kiwanis clubs banquet at Warner Pacific College. 我们的WPC音乐部提供娱乐和WPC合唱团.
  • 1975-76: Convocation speaker Robert E. McNair opens the school year
  • May 1976: President Gerald Ford gave the commencement address for Warner Pacific’s graduation ceremony.
  • February 11-14, 1975: Patricia Ann Goldman, a legislative consultant in the nation’s capital visits WPC and speaks highly of the campus and its students.
  • 1976: Black Students of Warner Pacific College start the very first club: Several of the black students of Warner Pacific College have joined together and started the Concerned Black Students Club (C.B.S). Tim Akers who Co-founded the club says that “although the club is open to the 15 black students who attend WPC, the club is willing to help anyone in need.”
  • October 7, 1975Endre Granat(世界上最伟大的小提琴家)来到亚博体育学院.
  • November 9, 1979: INTEL gives WPC Computer terminal Robert Z. Wilkinson, regional sales coordinator for INTEL Corporation, recently gave CRT Terminal on behalf of the corporation. 终端是用于设计其他计算机系统的微型计算机系统的一部分. 英特尔公司生产用于微型计算机和存储元件的大规模集成电路.) Last year, Bill Hall, a WPC student employed at INTEL, approached General Manager Jim Landry about the possibility of the company donating a computer to the school. 兰德里给学校提供了一个对他们来说已经过时的系统. Landry was promoted to another office before the gift was made. However, he was instrumental in making the arrangements for WPC to receive the computer terminal. The terminal will be used by business, mathematics, social sciences and lifelong recreation classes. The terminal is not only a computer itself but a device by which an operator can talk to a computer via telephone. A grant from Fred Meyer has enabled the business department to purchase additional equipment which will make it possible to connect the terminal with a central processing unit. This will make all the function of the computer available to WPC students, staff and faculty.
  • November 8, 1979: New Major Approved: The WPC faculty approved the Center for Human Services’ proposal to offer a major in Social Work.
  • November 30, 1979: New Machine at Warner Pacific College Sells Nutrition. This machine provides students with very healthy options. 苹果、果汁、普通牛奶和巧克力牛奶、奶酪、饼干和酸奶.
  • Milo L. Chapman serve as president from 1979-1981.

The 1980s

  • April 24, 1980: “The Warner campus has developed a new kind of junkie. 吸毒成瘾的时代已经过去,而食物成瘾的时代也只是勉强维持, but video mania has just begun. The real video game junkies play every day. When asked if he ever feels like he ever spends too much, Keith Henry, an avid player says “Always. But what’s money for?” Henry said, “it’s the spirit, the joy of competition. It’s man against machine, flesh against the components,” according to Warner World News.
  • Spring 1981: College honors alumnus Dr. Marshall K. 克里斯滕森在著名的WPC第五任主席就职典礼上. Christensen serves as president until 1996.
  • October 23, 1981: Dedication of the administration building as A.F. Gray Hall
  • 1981-82: Planting an “Oak of Righteousness” tree on campus became part of the entering student welcome tradition.
  • 1981-82亚博体育被接纳为基督教学院联盟的成员.
  • 1981-82: Dr. Joyce Erickson is named Dean of the Faculty, replacing Dr. Lou Foltz who returned to full time teaching.
  • 1982: WPC NCCAA Volleyball District 2 Champions.
  • 1984: WPC NCCAA Regional Basketball Champs 1983.
  • 1984-85: Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) affirmed its certification of the teacher education program, directed by Professor Ed Whitehead.  该项目的教师和学生的素质得到了特别的赞扬.
  • 1985-86: 麦克和艾琳考德威尔奖被颁发给了前国会议员, Edith Green, for her work with Portland’s street children.
  • 1985-86男子宿舍楼经过改造,更名为沃尔曼宿舍楼.
  • 1985-86: The men’s soccer team took the NAIA District II championship for the fourth year in a row.
  • 1986-86在低年级同学Walter Ghant的领导下, 学院将其中一间已婚学生公寓命名为“伯利恒旅馆”, a temporary shelter for Portland’s homeless families.
  • 1987-88该学院为在职成年人推出了一项学位完成计划, 以密歇根州春树学院的成功模式为基础.
  • October 1987: David schlater获得了第一笔1000美元的奖学金. This group later became known as the Torchbearers.
  • On August 6, 1988: Warner Pacific College enters in agreement with Amvic, a Japanese educational enterprise [later known as GEOS] to develop the potential of an Asian Cultural Center in Warner Pacific College academic program.
  • Fall 1988: First Degree Completion Program business administration cohort is recruited and classes begin.
  • 1988-99: Rev. Gladion Carney was appointed Dean of the Chapel
  • 1988-89: Ed Whitehead was named Dean of Faculty. Arthur Kelly was appointed Administrative Vice President.
  • 1988-89: The Commission on Social Concerns of the Church of God conferred its “Institutional Award” on Warner Pacific College for its Bethlehem Inn program with homeless families.

The 1990s

  • October 25, 1990施莱特纪念教堂举行奠基仪式.
  • 1990-91: Dr. Dwight Kimberly took portable biological lab equipment and programs into 27 Portland area schools.
  • 1990人文发展课程在学位完成课程中实施.
  • 1990-91: As a demonstration of its commitment to budget control and avoid further indebtedness, 董事会批准了项目重组和缩减, including the elimination of intercollegiate athletics.
  • 1990-91: Teacher Education expanded to include certification in elementary education as well as an early childhood education endorsement.
  • 1991: The board of Trustees approves a cooperative agreement with Mercy Corps International which links Warner Pacific with Christian community development programs and people around the world.
  • 1992-93: H.A. Schlatter Memorial Prayer Chapel was completed and dedicated during the West Coast Ministerial Assembly of the Church of God. This was the first new building on campus in 18 years.
  • 1992-93: The Office of the Provost created for the purpose of unifying academic administration and the executive vice president.
  • 1994-95: Enrollment reached an historic high (692 students); tuition revenue reached an historic high ($4,250,000); new book acquisitions for the library collection reached an historic high.
  • 1995-96: Having served three, five year terms as president, Dr. Christensen announced that he would not seek another term. After fifteen years in office, 他接受了东哈萨克斯坦国立大学教务长的任命, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.
  • Jesse (Jay) A. 巴伯被任命为亚博体育学院的第六任校长. He served until 2008.
  • 1999: Bart Valentine returns to his alma mater to begin work on reestablishing athletics at Warner Pacific College.

The 2000s

  • 2004-05: The Degree Completion Program (DCP) changes its name to the Adult Degree Program (ADP).
  • 2005-06: WPC租用205中心作为额外的ADP办公空间和教室.
  • 2006-07: ADP develops its first graduate program (Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership).
  • 2007: The College retires its institutional debt, and for the first time in its 70 year history, is completely debt free.
  • 2008-09学院重组了学费和财政援助计划, resulting in a 23 percent reduction in the cost of tuition and fees for the 2008-09 academic year.
  • 2008-09: WPC embarks on a $5.5 million campus commons project on the College’s main campus.
  • May 2008巴伯总统宣布从WPC主席职位上退休, 他被任命为名誉校长,以表彰他对学院的重要贡献.
  • September 20, 2009: Dr. 安德里亚·库克就任WPC第七任、也是第一位女性总裁.

The 2010s

  • US News & World Report: Best Colleges 2011, 2014, and 2015 Regional West
  • 2012-13:亚博体育学院将在2月的返校节庆祝建校75周年, celebrating over 39 million moments in the life of the college.
  • 2013: WPC获颁中华基督教会安德林加促进种族和谐奖.
  • 2014: Warner Pacific ranked 48th in the nation on the Washington Monthly’s Baccalaureate Colleges list.
  • Fall 2014WPC迎来了最大的传统本科新生.
  • 2014-15: WPC reestablishes back men’s wrestling and is the first in the Cascade Collegiate Conference to start women’s wrestling.
  • 2014-15: WPC launches online programs through the Adult Degree Program.
  • 2015: The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awarded a $71,000 grant to establish an educational technology design lab.
  • 2018: Warner Pacific College changed its name to Warner Pacific University to reflect the growth and development it experienced in the scope of programs offered.
  • 2018: The Oregon State Board of Nursing approved Warner Pacific University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  • 2019: The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awarded a $350,000 grant to Warner Pacific University’s Nursing Program.

The 2020s

  • August 1, 2020: Dr. Brian L. Johnson becomes the eighth and first minority president in Warner Pacific University’s 83-year history.
  • 2023: The U.S. Department of Education awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to further develop Warner Pacific University as a Hispanic-serving institution.

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