Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Franciscan University of Steubenville Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding in 1946 as the College of Steubenville.
You can visit the 75th anniversary page on the university's web site to find a timeline of key dates and learn more about the institution's history. 
The name was changed to the University of Steubenville in 1980 and the current name was adopted in 1985.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Elmhurst University: Celebrating 150th Anniversary

Elmhurst University is celebrating the sesquicentennial of its founding in 1871 during the current academic year. You can visit the Elmhurst 150th web page for links to information about remaining events and other resources. 

The About Elmhurst's Sesquicentennial page offers a number of interesting videos including a gallery talk by Dan Bartlett, curator of the Elmhurst History Museum, "An Ever-widening Circle: Elmhurst U at 150."

The Elmhurst History Museum page includes links to their exhibit celebrating Elmhurst University at 150 Years and their new mobile app Tour of Elmhurst University Campus...a walking tour around Elmhurst.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Delgado Community College Remembers Its Founder on the Centennial of Its First Classes



Delgado Community College in New Orleans recently honored the institution's founder, Isaac Delgado, on November 23, 2021. The date was selected for the Founders Day event since it was the 182nd birthday of Isaac Delgado and the 100th anniversary of opening of the college. Members of the Delgado Community College Centennial Committee along with Delgado Institutional Advancement staff members visited the tomb in the ceremonial visit to his tomb in Metairie Cemetery. 

What is now the oldest and largest community college was initially founded in 1921 as the Delgado Central Trades School. The institution was known as Delgado Trades and Technical Institute by 1958. A two year technical degree program was initiated with the first graduates in 1960. 

The name changed to Isaac Delgado College and the Delgado Vocational-Technical Junior College by 1966. Control passed from the City of New Orleans to the Louisiana State Board of Education in 1970. Ten years later the name changed to Delgado Community College.

You can read more about Delgado's history by visiting the institutional history page

Binghamton University Closing Out 75th Anniversary of Founding

 Binghamton U. is wrapping up its 75 anniversary this month and the university's blog featured "Binghamton University at 75: A Photo Flashback" by Madeline Loiaconi on December 3, 2021.

Binghamton University was originally named Triple Cities Community College when the doors opened in 1946 as a two-year college for GIs returning from war. The institution was affiliated with Syracuse University and was located in Endicott, NY. The main building of the campus was located in old Colonial Hall.

In 1950, the name was changed to Harpur College and it was incorporated into the State University of New York. It moved to Binghamton, NY in 1961 and the name changed to SUNY Binghamton in 1965.

You can read more about the institution's history in a post by Katie Ellis on June 4, 2021, "Happy 75th Anniversary Binghamton University!"

New Book will update the History of the University of Mount Union

The Repository
of Canton, OH posted "
New book examines history of University of Mount Union" on December 4, 2021.  Paige Bennett reports on an updated history of the University of Mount Union written by Harry Paidas, Make the Echoes Roll, that will be released sometime in the coming months.

This new book is the third work to be written about the university's history and is preceded by Wake the Echoes by John Saffell and A Select School: The History of Mount Union College by Newell Yost Osborne.

Mount Union is celebrating the 175 anniversary of its founding in 1846 and you can visit the institution's 175th anniversary web page for links to a timeline of key historical dates, images, and other information.

Mount Union is located in Alliance, OH. The institution was known as Mount Union Seminary by 1849. It was chartered in 1858 as Mount Union College and the name change to the University of Mount Union was approved in 2010.  Mount Union was affiliated with the Methodist Church until the spring of 2019.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

New Name Approved for Castleton University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College

Jim Sabataso of the Rutland Herald reports in "VSCS Trustees approve Vermont State University name" on October 5, 2021 that Vermont State University will be the new name of the state’s three residential colleges.

The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) board of trustees voted unanimously to adopt the name for the new institution that will unify Castleton University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College, effective July 2023.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Reading Area Community College 50th Anniversary

Reading Area Community College is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1971. 

The institution was initially sponsored by the Reading School District and enrollment was 265 students. The college operated from several buildings throughout Reading during its early years until it acquired the Holiday Inn (the current Berks Hall building) in 1978. On July 1, 1991, the Berks County Board of Commissioners assumed sponsorship of the college and five years later the college completed a campus expansion plan that transformed it into an attractive city-based campus.