Career and Legacy
Gardner went to Quincy, Massachusetts to become the principal of the Eastern Nazarene Academy and began teaching at the Eastern Nazarene College in 1920. During his time there, he became the college registrar and, upon the death of Floyd W. Nease, became president of the college. He resigned in 1936 after collapsing from the strain of operating the college during the Great Depression. He eventually earned a doctorate. In 1951, Gardner joined the faculty of alma mater Olivet Nazarene College.
There is today an "R. Wayne Gardner Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics" at Point Loma Nazarene University and a "Dr. R. Wayne and Elizabeth Young Gardner Scholarship" for ministerial and mathematics students at the Eastern Nazarene College. In addition, the Fowler Memorial Administration Building at Eastern Nazarene was renamed "Gardner Hall" in his honor.
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