Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ken and Dorothy Stewart
Ken and Dorothy Stewart first visited the site of this campus in 1957 for an open house on the newly acquired property. As new Christians, the young couple decided they would like to have their children someday attend the new Christian college that would soon breathe life into the former mansion and beautiful wooded acres they observed that day.
Ken and Dorothy were active supporters of the college during its founding years. They instilled in their six children a deep sense of Christian commitment, so obtaining an education in a Christian college setting was a natural progression for their family. In time, each of Ken and Dorothy's children who attended college did so on this campus. Several of their grandchildren enrolled as well. Throughout their lives, Ken and Dorothy remained committed to the Bible as God's inspired word, and actively shared God's plan for every person.
This gazebo is dedicated to Ken and Dorothy Steward, as well as countless other parents who often sacrificed from limited resources to provide a Christian education for their children. That commitment will be felt for generations to come.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1957.
Location. 42° 40.095′ N, 83° 8.817′ W. Marker is in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from West Avon Road, 0.7 miles west of Rochester Road (State Highway 150), on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Lake Norcentra Park, which is on the north side of the Rochester University campus, next to the Clinton River Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 West Avon Road, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shane D. Carter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Norcentra (about 300 feet away); Slater-Montgomery Family Chapel (about 400 feet away); The Maxon Estate (about 600 feet away); Mount Avon Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Disaster Strikes at Rochester Depot (approx. ¾ mile away); Making Tracks on Main Street (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Vandeventer House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.