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Building A Legacy of Excellence


Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary are currently in the quiet phase of the most ambitious fundraising initiative in our history. The President and the Advancement Office are in the process of securing the large leadership gifts that will form the foundation of a campaign that will ultimately touch every member of the RWC and NES communities.

Named in honor of the College’s coming sesquicentennial year (2016), the Legacy 150 campaign has three primary goals:

  • Strengthening the natural sciences and nursing programs through the construction of a new Science and Nursing Center and the renovation of the current Merlin G. Smith Science Center
  • Expanding scholarship support for needy and deserving students at both the College and the Seminary
  • Securing the future of the College and Seminary by doubling the size of endowments for the College and Seminary

The Legacy 150 campaign will be a widely inclusive effort involving alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, students and community partners. All of us who care about Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary will have the opportunity to play a critical role in advancing our educational mission through these strategic initiatives. Stay tuned for more information in the near future, and please join us in prayer for God’s blessing on this transformational effort.


Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

Page08-1 The RWC campus building, formerly known as The Roberts Cultural Life Center, now bears its full identification on the outside of the structure. “The Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center” is named for the father of Dr. Leighan Rinker, a direct descendant of Benjamin Titus and Ellen Lois Stowe Roberts. Not simply the College’s cultural life center, the name more accurately honors this important individual, who was also a decorated WWII veteran. Howard Stowe Roberts’ numerous medals and brief biographical plaque are displayed in the atrium of the building.