Centennial. One hundred years. How do you calculate and appreciate all that has occurred across one hundred years? So many presidents, professors, students, staff, churches, pastors, laity. What guided them? What connected them? As we look back in history’s hindsight, patterns and priorities begin to emerge.
The motto for NNU’s Department of Engineering’s first missional engineering capstone design project is found in Matthew 16:18: “On this foundation I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” They take it literally.
The famous quotation of Charles Wesley, “Unite the pair so long disjoined: Knowledge and vital piety,” is displayed in Swayne Auditorium on NNU’s campus. It succinctly and poetically states the importance of knowledge and love that elaborates fully the necessity of Christian discipleship.
“Athletics served as the best classroom in my life.” These words, spoken by 2006 NNU alumnus and student-athlete Tyler Layne, signified the vision behind the first annual CRU Awards showcasing both current student-athletes and alumni.
Monica Garcia-Espino recently had the experience of a lifetime when she returned to her hometown in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, for two weeks in October to play basketball with the Mexican national women’s basketball team in the Pan American Games.