McPherson College is featured in an article appearing in Automobile Magazine touting the college’s four-year bachelor degree in automotive restoration, the only degree of its kind in the nation. The article, “Cradle of the Restoration Craft,” is featured in the magazine’s online version now and will be included in its August print edition.

“It’s always great to be recognized on a national level,” Amanda Gutierrez, vice president of Automotive Restoration, said. “This article not only validates what we do in terms of automotive restoration, but also what we do in terms of a liberal arts education and its value to all of our graduates.”

While on campus, the magazine, interviewed several students and faculty members and photographed several aspects of the program. The article states, “an increasing number of these future artisans come from a small liberal arts college…and many of them are eagerly snapped up by some the country’s finest restoration shops.”

Among the 2018 McPherson College graduates, 88 percent who were employed, had jobs in their major prior to commencement, 96 percent of automotive restoration students had jobs in their field, and 64 percent of all MC graduates reported having a job or graduate school plans prior to commencement, compared to a national average of 21 percent.

(Photography by William Walker for Automobile Magazine)