i think this change makes sense…canadian union college, while suggesting sda affiliation to some, always sounded like a technical school facility…canadian university college was even more confusing, actually…burman university, as in brrrrr-men university - it really gets freezing cold in lacombe in winter, as in -40 C - has a nice ring to it…and it’s a great tribute to what sounds like an outstanding couple…
Wow. Terrific. More of this should happen. Sends the right message.
does Andrews still have a Burman Hall? Tom Z
Once, but long ago torn down. - website editor
Thanks to the board for getting a meaningful name at last for the college.
One of the original wooden buildings was named Burman Hall… I recall my parents talking about it when they recalled their days at EMC in the late 1920’s. The building was still the men’s residence hall in the 1950’s when I was there as a student. It was among the last of the wooden buildings to go. The current men’s residence, a very large brick structure, is also known as Burman Hall. So, yes, Andrews does “still have a Burman Hall”.
Elder Burman led my baptismal class. He was so weak from terminal cancer that we were baptized by Dr. Thiele. mrs Burman was the Principal of the E M C Academy. She also taught Senior Enlish. What a great couple. She introduced me to some great writers. Many may recall the table that Elder Burman made using hardwoods from all the mission flields his former students sent him. it was on display at the Chicago Worlds Fair. They were Christians first and formost. Tom Z
meier hall was the men’s dorm at andrews when i was growing up as a kid, and when i attended later as a student…meyer is still a men’s dorm…but the newer university towers holds a burman hall, which from the andrews website appears to be a men’s dorm for older students…it also appears to be a summer residence…it would be interesting to know if this burman hall is named for either charles or leona burman, or both…
the original Burman Hall was named for Charles. both were giants of Christian virtue. Tom Z.
Aw, I always liked the name “Canadian University College”. It sounded like a serious institution but without the pretension of calling itself outright a “University”. O well, it’s just a name.
Tom, when I went to EMC, I lived in Birch Hall, across the green from Burman. Both gone now, of course. Even though it was an old wooden building, we kept warm, and the open window made a nice refrigerator to keep milk cold overnight. Don