President Rajan & Mrs. Grace Mathews invite you to celebrate the launch of Alliance University!
Alliance University — a beacon in our city, hope for the lost, and the headquarters for global change — a united front.




Check in and visit with other arriving classmates. Receive a complimentary Alliance University gift for signing in! Yearbooks will be available for viewing. Register Now


Take a tour of the Alliance University campus and experience the vibrancy of campus life.

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Reconnect with classmates, professors and staff. Register Now



Register in advance! Join President Mathews and our community in the launch of our new name: Alliance University. Register Now


Check in and visit with other arriving classmates. Receive a complimentary Alliance University gift for signing in! Yearbooks will be available for viewing.

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It’s not the team with the best players that win. It’s the players with the best team that wins. Come to the Women’s Soccer vs. Wilmington (Del.) match and cheer your favorite team. Register Now


It’s not a question of winning, it’s how you cheer the game. So don’t miss out the Men’s Soccer vs. Wilmington (Del.) game, be there to cheer your favorite team.

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Grammy Award-winning worship leader and songwriter, Maryanne J. George of Maverick City Music, headlines our Homecoming concert. Grab your tickets soon!

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Alumni B-ball players, come show you’ve still got it! Your campus community is here to cheer you on! Register Now



Enjoy a Sunday morning worship service at a local church in the Tri-state area. Register Now

Journey Through the Years

  1. 1882 - Dr. Albert Benjamin Simpson starts an informal Bible class of missions-minded people desiring training for missionary service. It had several names during the beginning like Missionary Training School for Christian Evangelists, The New York Missionary Training College, The New York Missionary Training Institute among others.

    1883 - The first classes of the Missionary Training College for Home and Foreign Missionaries are held at 446 Eighth Ave., New York City, thus fulfilling Dr. Simpson’s vision for the need of a missionary training school. The school moves four times that year but finished in a rough, uncarpeted room on the backstage of a theatre on 23rd Street.

    1897 - The Missionary Training Institute moves to South Nyack in 1897. The Institute Building (Simpson Hall) is built for $60,000. It is designed to accommodate 250 residents and included a chapel with seating for several hundred.

    1912 - Pardington Hall is completed—includes offices, classrooms and an enlarged chapel.

  2. 1962 - The Nyack Men’s soccer team (The Parsons) in action with their coach cheering them on.

    The Basketball team with its eight members. Starting on your left, Coach Livingston, Robert Cook, Woodford Stemple, Lance Evans, David France, Michael Vayda, Ronald Wilson, David Pletnicks, and David Hartzfield. Despite lacking experience and team members, the Parsons basketball team was determined and motivated to be better than their opponents.

    1962 - The team behind the team, the crowd leaders, and spirit raisers, we have our cheerleaders. Front row left to right: Muriel Corliss, Bonnie Trexler, Priscilla Retallack; Back row: Marilyn De Fillipo, Joy King, and Linda Turner.

    1962 - The Jewel Gatherers’ members, an organization of women that is associated with Nyack Missionary College in the task of winning souls to Christ and strengthening believers. The Fishers of Men and its members. They are the counterpart of our Jewel Gatherers.

  3. 1972 - With God as their leader, they formed a ministry called the Chinatown Gospel Team. They preached, taught, and reached out to share the Gospel of the Lord with our Chinese brothers and sisters.

    1972 - This is the Student Education Association and the student teachers.

    1972 - Here is the Nyack Chorale in action–doing what they love, and singing their hearts out.

    1972 - We present to you the CACC Champions and NACC Champions, Nyack’s Baseball team. Their focus and dedication to the game was the secret recipe to winning.

  4. 1982 - Several activities that the students did back in the day: dressing up, singing, dancing, etc.

    1982 - These are different organizations and their members. Nymisco, Adelphi, Ladies Glee Club, and His Voice.

    1982 - Nyack’s Baseball Team in action–always giving their all no matter how tired they were.

    1882 - Nyack College celebrates its centennial anniversary. Over 20,000 students have attended the school—approximately half entering active Christian ministry.

  5. 1992 - Here’s a great example of what a great community Nyack College is. 1991-1992 students being blessed by God’s spirit.

    1992 - We present to you the happy faces of our students. A colorful year, indeed.

    1992 - The members went on tour excited about spreading a challenge to Christians of all ages, the unreached people of the world that need Jesus Christ. Many people expressed the calling to give, pray, and go.

    1992 - Nyack Women’s Softball team.

  6. 2002 - The bright smiles and friendly faces will welcome you with open arms on this great adventure at Nyack College.

    2001 - Nyack College establishes a prison education program offering bachelor’s degrees at Sing Sing prison. A program is launched years later on the Nyack College Beacon, NY campus at Fishkill Correctional Facility.

    2001 - Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary leases space at 361 Broadway in Manhattan for offices and classrooms of undergrad programs. The 335 Broadway space is retained for the seminary and the Adult Degree Completion Program. The first ADCP cohort starts in fall 2001. Traditional undergraduate classes begin in spring 2002.

    2002 - Here is a summation of Nyack’s Athletics: Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball, Golf & Soccer.

  7. 2010 - The New York State Board of Regents approves the charter and master plan amendments needed to support the registration of the proposed Doctor of Ministry program. The charter is amended for Nyack to offer doctoral degrees, the first for a C&MA educational institution.

    2010 - The Cheryl Phenicie School of Nursing is founded and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is launched.

    2016 - President Michael G. Scales announces that Nyack’s Manhattan campus located at 2 Washington Street in Battery Park has been purchased. The previously leased property, with an option to buy, consists of 166,000 square feet on eight floors of a modern 21-floor structure.

    2017 - Dr. R. Steven Notley is the academic director of the El Araj Excavation Project conducted under the auspices of the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College in Israel. Excavation work uncovered what is believed to be evidence of the ancient city, Bethsaida-Julias, recorded in the New Testament.