Centennial News

Check back often to read stories about graduates and to learn more about the past 100 years at Northern Seminary.

Living out Missional Faith: Eldon's Story 6/17/2013

Eldon G. Schroeder, M Div ‘53 went to his heavenly home May 8, 2013. He was ordained following graduation from Northern and served as pastor for North American Baptist Churches in Texas, Iowa, California and Illinois for 38 years. Upon ... read more

O Northern We Hail Thee With Gladness 6/14/2013

In 1927, O Northern was written by Dr. A.S. Carman. Originally, it was sung to the tune of Lorelei. To help celebrate Northern's centennial we asked Bonnie and Trevor McMaken to record a new version of the song. Trevor is a recent graduate of ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Trinette's Story 6/11/2013

In pre-civil rights Milwaukee, Rev. Dr. Trinette McCray saw life's stark contrasts. Separation and strife were common. She carries the memory of her church being fire-bombed. But there were also very positive elements - hope, supportive community ... read more

Leadership, Expansion, and Accreditation – The Second 25 Years 1938-1962 6/10/2013

President Taft, the dedicated faculty, and the Board of Trustees guided Northern through the challenging years of the Great Depression. Due to their leadership, Northern emerged as strong as ever. God continued to bless Northern’s mission to be a ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Adron's Story 5/20/2013

From the very beginning, Northern Seminary was visionary; students with unique backgrounds gave Northern the rich history it has had for the past one hundred years. Adron Robinson graduated from Northern Seminary in May 2008. During his time at ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Rhonda's Story 5/13/2013

Northern Seminary graduates have landed in many places around the globe, places that are dark, untouched, and unsafe. But trusting the call God has given them, they go. Travelers flying into Las Vegas see an oasis of light long before reaching the ... read more

Coincidence or Providence: The First 25 Years of Northern Seminary 5/2/2013

How can a seminary begin with no campus, no faculty, no students, and no written strategic plan? Today most of us would say that such an accomplishment is impossible. How can a seminary begin with no funding, no future prospect for a campus ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Alan's Story 5/1/2013

86 years after Northern Seminary first opened its doors and began preparing leaders in the church, Alan Roxburgh graduated as a Doctor of Ministry, ready to teach and lead and use what he had learned while attending Northern. With a focus on being ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Miriam's Story 5/1/2013

Miriam Chacon-Peralta graduated in 1992 with her Master of Divinity and again in 1994 with a Master of Arts in Christian Education. Alumni like Miriam reflect such beautiful dedication to following the calls God places on our lives, and as Northern ... read more