Farewell Event Media

A Life of the Mind

A film by Paul B. Kim, documenting the journey and leadership of Niels-Erik Andreasen within the Seventh-day Adventist educational system as president of Andrews University from 1994 to 2016.
Premiered April 9, 2016





Media coverage

Please enjoy below a collection of video footage of farewell events during Andreasen's last semester as president of Andrews University.  Three main events were planned to honor the Andreasens' service at Andrews University. They were as follows:

Monday, February 29          Dinner
                                                    For board members, President's Cabinet and deans

Sabbath, April 9                    Farewell Event for Faculty, Staff & Special Guests
                                                    7 p.m., Howard Performing Arts Center

Thursday, April 14                Student Farewell Event at Chapel
                                                    11:30 a.m., Pioneer Memorial Church


Sabbath Blessings

Presented by Dwight K. Nelson on April 9, 2016




Alumni Tribute - Loren Hamel

Presented by Loren Hamel on April 9, 2016




Faculty Tribute

Presented by Richard Choi on April 9, 2016




Staff Tribute

Presented by Elynda Bedney on April 9, 2016




Tribute for Demetra Andreasen

Presented by Stella Grieg on April 9, 2016




Local Government Tribute

Presented by Mike Ryan on behalf of Michigan congressman Fred S. Upton on April 9, 2016




Remarks from the Andreasens

The Andreasens share a few remarks at the end of the farewell tribute event on April 9, 2016




Tribute from Students (final University Student Chapel)

Andreasen delivers his final remarks to the student body in the school year's final University chapel in Pioneer Memorial Church, where the students also pay him tribute on April 14, 2016




March Board Meeting Farewell Supper

Informal remarks from Niels-Erik Andreasen during the March board meeting farewell supper in March 2016.