Trinity Western University


Stanley Nelson Centre

The opening ceremony for the Stanley T. Nelson Centre for University Advancement was held during National Universities Week on Monday, October 28, 1985.

The building was used primarily for office space and named in honour of Stanley Nelson, Director of Development at Trinity from 1968 until 1973 when he left to serve as founding pastor for the Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church. Following his retirement from the ministry in the late 1970s Nelson returned to Trinity to volunteer in the Church Relations department.
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    SNC Building

    The Stanley Nelson Centre, located in the previously unfinished southeast wing of the RNT Building, ca. 1993.

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    Stanley Nelson

    The Reverend Stanley Nelson, 197-.

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    Why Not Consider Trinity Western College?

    A 1973 radio advertisement featuring Stan Nelson and the Happyside Ensemble.

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    [TWU Archives:Audio Visual Collection. Aud 91]

    This is Stan Nelson of Trinity Western College Speaking. Have you heard about Trinity Western College of Langley, B.C.? We’ve been around awhile. Yes, we are now in our tenth anniversary, soon to begin our eleventh academic year. The former Seal-Kap Farm three and a half miles north of Langley off Glover Road is where this amazing story has been happening. The conversion of a farm to a beautiful 85-acre campus is a thrilling story of God working through people. First named Trinity Junior College, it began with seventeen students in 1962, as the first two-year university program in the province. It has grown to more than 350 enrolled the last two years. They came from seven provinces, fourteen states, several foreign countries, and more than thirty church affiliations.
    Are you a high school senior, still undecided about what next? Or are you a concerned parent? Listen. Why not consider Trinity Western College? Trinity Western is a Christian liberal arts college, offering a two-year university program in the arts and sciences. The core curriculum is designed to provide the broad, general, basic courses to enable a student to choose a major in any field. TWC credits transfer to UBC and other major universities and colleges across Canada and the U.S. More than a hundred such schools are honouring Trinity Western College credits. A Christian world-and-life-view give real plus values at Trinity Western: a living and learning experience in an atmosphere of concern with personal relationship between professor and student, a beautiful campus, commodious residential facility, family atmosphere, Christian fellowship, moderate costs, and much more. Music and sports have a broad emphasis at Trinity Western. The music on this program is by our Happy Side Ensemble. The largest gymnasium in the Fraser Valley affords a variety of intramural activities. The TWC Spartans hold the provincial Totem Basketball championship title for the third year.   
    For more information write: The Registrar, Trinity Western College, post office box 789, Langley BC.  Or phone 534-5381.

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