April 30, 2011

On This Day in TWU's History...The Pillar

The Pillar Yearbook Committee posing with copies of the 1989 yearbook
The first Pillar Yearbook was published in 1963 and distributed just before the first year of classes ended.   The Pillar continues to be an important student publication. A complete set of the TWU yearbook is available for browsing from Alloway Library's Reference Collection.

We salute you, the first class of Trinity Junior College, for blazing a new trail in Christian higher education. We salute the student yearbook staff for producing the first “Pillar” to mark the completion of a year of milestones and miracles … I am told that my Convocation address concerning the great pillar of cloud and of fire which led God’s people of old served as an inspiration to you to select the name “Pillar” for your school annual. May it always remind you that though today we have no visible pillar of cloud or fire to guide us, we do have the assurance that God is still concerned to direct His people.
Calvin B. Hanson, The President’s message, Pillar 1963, p. 11

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