Throughout Elon’s history, members of the community faced daunting challenges that, at times, threatened the existence of the institution. Time and again, hard work was paired with creative thinking and an endless spirit of innovation.

In addition to the Fire of 1923, here are some additional examples of Elon’s resilience and spirit of innovation as detailed in “From a Grove of Oaks,” by the late George Troxler, professor of history and University Historian: