Asbury Theological Seminary: Alumni Center

case study


Asbury Theological Seminary was founded in 1923 by H.C. Morrison. Today it is a multi-denominational graduate school committed to teaching the unchanging truth of orthodox Christianity, enrolling more than 1,800 students and representing more than 80 denominations and 50 countries.


In 2023 Asbury Theological Seminary celebrates their 100th anniversary. To mark this momentous occasion, they reached out to Nimlok Kentucky to renovate their Alumni Center. The project consisted of transforming 2 hallways, a stairwell, and a training room into a historic timeline. Nimlok Kentucky was tasked to bring to life the extensive history of Asbury Theological Seminary and their alumni.

Asbury has such a rich history and global outreach, and the team was very passionate about telling that story. Our team was tasked to provide a graphic timeline, as well as multiple alumni stories, and a global map highlighting the reach of the seminary.

Solution & Impact

The focal point of the space, however, is the alumni wall. It is a comprehensive list of each graduate of the seminary over the span of its existence, compiled of more than 13,000 names. This wall resides in the renovated training room, which is now an Executive Boardroom, fully equipped with a 30’ conference table, new technology, and seating areas for conversation and viewing of the graphic elements.

This project was in the works for two years thanks to delays from COVID, but the wait was well worth the finished product. The result of the project is overwhelming satisfaction. From the president of the seminary to supporters of the institution, to staff, to the students and alumni who pass through the space, there is consensus of how well all the displays have turned out. Each area tells a story, capturing the imagination and emotion of the viewer. To walk into a space such as this and not be blown away by the depth of history and pride is next to impossible.

The outpouring of appreciation for this space has been non-stop! Thank you for making a dream come true in such a beautiful, outstanding way. My heart is overflowing with gratitude for your commitment and partnership.

— Tammy C., Director of Alumni and Church Relations

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