Warner Pacific College Awards Professor Charles E. Nielsen with Honorary Doctorate

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Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters bestowed upon Professor Charles E. Nielsen during Warner Pacific College's 2012 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5 2012.

Nielsen sought to create a classroom without walls.

Warner Pacific College presented an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Professor Charles E. Nielsen during their 2012 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5 2012. Nielsen is a former Warner Pacific Social Science professor who taught at the college from 1966 until 1996.

Upon graduating from Anderson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in 1951, Nielsen received his Bachelor of Divinity from Anderson Seminary in 1958. He went on to accept a position teaching economics and religion at South Dakota State University in 1960 where he also completed a Master of Sociology. Nielsen also taught sociology and economics at Dickinson State College in North Dakota from 1963 to 1966, eventually deciding to move out west to teach at Warner Pacific at the request of former Warner Pacific president Dr. Louis Gough.

A skilled educator and social scientist that taught an impressive array of subjects including sociology, economics, international relations, and criminology, Nielsen sought to create a classroom “without walls” and engage students with the vital social issues of the day.

Founded in 1937 in Spokane Washington as Pacific Bible College, Warner Pacific College is a Christ-centered, urban liberal arts college located in the heart of Portland, Oregon dedicated to providing a diverse student body of 1,600 students an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world.

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