Scott Erickson on David Nyvall’s 150th Anniversary

Scott Erickson’s, an Episcopal priest and head of school at Phillips Brooks School in Menio Park, California delivers a lecture highlighting how the influence of Nyvall (1863–1946) continues to shape North Park University’s mission and culture. Erickson’s presentation, “Nyvall at 150: The Founding President’s Enduring Impact at North Park,” also explores the ways in which Nyvall’s character and resolve helped him withstand external pressures to conform to the religious and cultural landscape.

Erickson graduated from North Park University in 1989 and from North Park Theological Seminary in 1993. His doctoral dissertation at Uppsala University in Sweden focuses on Nyvall and draws on voluminous primary sources housed at the F. M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections at North Park.

The archives and the Zenos E. Hawkinson Covenant Heritage Fund are sponsoring the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Erickson’s lecture coincided with the opening of “David Nyvall: 150 Years Young,” a special exhibit on display during the 2013–14 academic year in the lower level gallery of Brandel Library.



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