In celebration of BYU-Hawaii’s 60th anniversary and Laie’s 150th anniversary, this beautiful, full-color photo book tells the story of President David O. McKay’s visit to Laie and his vision of a college being built there. From humble beginnings in a cane field, the Church College of Hawaii grew in importance, eventually becoming the gorgeous BYU-Hawaii campus. This book begins with a chronology and tells the stories of its presidents, including important details of how the university came to be.
"This book has so much to say that is important! The historical chapters document in an interesting, readable way the administrations of every president. I have been a close observer of BYU–Hawaii for many years, but I learned much in every chapter. Interspersed within the history are short vignettes—sacred memories and testimonies of many former students, faculty, administrators, donors, and friends of the university. My eyes have clouded with tears many times as I have read these wonderful contributions. If you want to read a book that will rescue your fainting heart and elevate your love and trust in God and humankind, read this book."—R. Lanier Britsch, noted scholar of Asian and Pacific histories and former academic vice president at BYU–Hawaii
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