A Momentous Occasion
The dedication of Multnomah Reno-Tahoe's library (June 29th, 2011) marked one of Multnomah's first steps towards offering a full 4-year degree in Reno without students needing to travel to the home campus in Portland, Oregon.
Special guest Betty Squires and her late husband, John Squires, were recognized at the dedication for their lifetime commitment to Christian education. Betty donated a portion of John's books to Multnomah and pledged her continuing support. A plaque will be hung in the library to recognize them both.
Administrators and faculty from the Portland campus joined the administration and faculty from the Reno-Tahoe campus to welcome local pastors and current students to the dedication. The library now serves as a resource to local pastors and theology researchers.
Nevada's First Theological Seminary
Washoe county commissioner Robert Larkin also attended the dedication. He recognized Multnomah Reno-Tahoe as the first theological library in the state of Nevada and introduced a proclamation to the county commissioners to have Multnomah's library officially recognized.
Multnomah Reno-Tahoe's Growing Impact
"Through the generosity of a committed donor and the hard work of the Reno staff, the library was dedicated with almost 6,000 volumes cataloged and shelved in an attractive and inviting library space," Dr. Lockwood said. "This propels us a long ways toward our goal of 10,000 volumes, an important benchmark in preparing the campus for a future accreditation site visit.
"I believe the Lord will use Multnomah's Reno campus-and its growing library-to impact the church and community of the greater Reno-Tahoe area as men and women are trained in God's Word."
Pictures of Dedication
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