Agnes Caviness

(1889-1973). Pioneer, dean, teacher, educator, author. She was born in Minnesota and received her education at Union College, Southwestern Union College, Walla Walla College, and Pacific Union College, where she was the first degree candidate. That year she married Leon L. Caviness, and they returned to Union College. The following year they transferred to Columbia Union College. With her husband, she was a founder of the Seminaire Adventiste du Saléve, in France, and was dean of women during its first year. Many of her articles appeared in denominational publications. She often wrote under the pen name of Mother Naomi. After serving overseas for 12 years, the family returned to Pacific Union College, where she taught French and German and pioneered in teaching classes in marriage and the...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

Vertical Tabs