8/28/10

THROUGH THE WEST DOOR


by Roy A. Cheville

Friends, students, and alumni of Graceland College will welcome Through the West Door, a new book telling the story of the first fifty years of the school. The author brings to the alumni and to the many friends an increased appreciation of their alma mater and some intimate history of their Church college.

Here is an interesting story of an institution that started with the most meager of beginnings—of the struggles of the young college for existence. It is a story of the vision and devotion of her founders who, never losing sight of their dream of a college for the Church's youth, sacrificed to keep Graceland's doors open through the lean and hungry years. It tells of the persistent effort of a president to gain recognition for the growing college—resulting in Graceland's complete accreditation as a junior college.