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Houghton Magazine—Spring/Summer 2022

Fearless Beginnings

Spring/Summer 2022

With this issue of Houghton Magazine, as you read about the new beginnings of fearless Houghton students and alumni, I encourage you to identify the ways in their lives and in your life that God cares for us, equips us and strengthens us, even in our new beginnings. Our beginnings are often fresh opportunities for God to showcase His amazing power and continued faithfulness.

Wayne D. Lewis, Jr.

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Fearless Beginnings

From the Archives

In 1923, President James S. Luckey began the process of transitioning Houghton from a seminary to a full college with New York State Regents accreditation to grant B.A. and B.S. degrees. “With all in readiness, application was filed and on April 7, 1923, the New York State Education Department granted accreditation. The first degrees were awarded by a quietly jubliant President to the twenty members of the Class of 1925.”1

The very first diploma (left) was granted to Allen M. Baker ’25, who went on to serve Houghton as a Professor of French for nine years. Baker also "surveyed the old alumni field, today the tennis courts and parking area."2

1 And You Shall Remember...A Pictorial History of Houghton University; Gillette, Lindley; pp. 94-96
2 A Vine of God's Own Planting; Wing; p. 106.
Black and white photograph of Allen Baker in commencement regalia.

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