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TODAY news for Thursday, September 17, 2007

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Heroes of Adventist education listed in Adventist Review article

An article focusing on heroes of Adventist education was published in the August 23, 2007, issue of the Adventist Review.

Authored by Floyd Greenleaf, a retired  history professor, the article lists 17 individuals who put their stamp on the educational system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Six of those individuals are directly related to Loma Linda University.

Named among the 17 are Ellen G. White. She delivered the dedicatory address in April 1906.

Also named were John Harvey Kellogg, MD, the denomination’s most active promoter of the notion that formal education should raise the public’s consciousness about health; Frederick Griggs, the first to define Adventist education as a world system (Griggs Hall on the Loma Linda campus is named after him); and Percy T. Magan, MD, who elevated the School of Medicine from a “C” to an “A” rating.

Others affiliated with Loma Linda include Kathryn Jensen-Nelson, first dean of the School of Nursing; and Milton Murray, the first to apply modern techniques of fundraising to education. Mr. Murray is the only one of the 17 individuals still living. He and his wife reside in Loma Linda.

Others named are James White, William W. Prescott, William H. Anderson, Alma McKibbin, George McCready Price, Warren H. Howell, Richard Hammill, Goodloe Harper Bell, Edward A. Sutherland, Everett Dick, and Charles Hirsch.

By Richard Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, September 17, 2007