History of Lowry Memorial College & Group of Institutions
(Established in 1915)
Lowry Memorial College and Group of Institutions is part of the worldwide network of Educational Institutions operated by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church Organization.
The Organization runs more than 300 Schools and Colleges in India and around 10,000 schools and 150 Colleges and Universities all over the world.
It also runs Hospitals, Old Age Homes, Orphanages and other Welfare centres around the globe and has been serving the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
It works in collaboration with UNO, WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO and other world bodies to promote peace, harmony and universal brotherhood.
Bertha and Gentry G. Lowry in 1909
Lowry Memorial College and Group of Institutions began as South India Training School at Coimbatore in 1915. It was established by Elder Gentry G. Lowry and his wife Bertha Lowry, who were Missionaries from the USA. The School moved to the present location in 1917. During the course of time the South India Training School was renamed as Spicer Missionary College. In the year 1942, during World War II, the campus was taken over by the British Government for their military needs. The school was relocated to Kollegal and Chennapatna where it remained until 1946. The college relocated to Spicer Memorial College in Pune, which is now Spicer Adventist University. In the year 1946, the British Government handed over the property back to the School Management. The School was moved for the last time to its present location and it was renamed as Lowry Memorial High School in honour of the founder late Elder Gentry G. Lowry.
Lowry Memorial College and Group of Institutions has the following units:
- Lowry Kids – Nursery & Day care
- Higher Secondary School – ICSE & ISC
- High School & Jr. College – SSLC & PUC
- Degree College – BCA, BBA, B.Com & M.Com
- Adventist College of Nursing – B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(N)
We strive to expand the horizons of the minds of our students offering a holistic program moulding the young minds in order to inculcate a spirit of cooperation, planning and commitment.
To transform the lives of our students by offering a value-centred higher education by emphasising academic excellence and practical application of skills designed to lead our students in service to God and to mankind.