PORTLAND, Ore. – Warner Pacific recognized alumnus and best-selling author William Paul Young ’78 with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Winter Commencement ceremonies, Dec. 19, at New Hope Community Church, in Portland. Young is the author of the international best-selling book “The Shack,” which has over ten million copies in print and has been translated into 30 different languages.
After receiving his award and hood from President Andrea P. Cook and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Cole Dawson, Young addressed the audience, saying he never imagined being so honored. He encouraged the graduates that their significance is assured in the eyes of God.
“You will never be significant because of what you do as a result of this education. You are already significant. You were significant the first day you set foot on campus. You have never gained more significance because of this process. It is who you are that matters.” Continue reading