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Explore the history of George Fox University

The George Fox University Women’s Auxiliary will present the third installment of its lunch lecture series “Reflections on Pacific College/GFC/GFU’s His­tory” at noon Friday in the Cap & Gown Room.

1975 GFU graduate and longtime professor Mark Ankeny, who has also served as the dean of the College of Education at both Pacific University and Westminster College (Utah), will discuss the early history of Pacific College/George Fox College.

Among the topics to be covered are the college’s vision for a Quaker school, the presidencies of Levi Pennington (1911-1941) and Emmett Gulley (1941-1947) and how the college survived during its early period.

Cost for lunch is $8.50 and must be paid at the door. Reservations, which can be made by calling Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314, are required.

The next installment of the series, in which David LeShana will cover the period between 1969 and 1982, is scheduled for March 14.

The series will conclude May 9, with reflections on the 1980s and 1990s from Barry Hubbell.




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