Friday, October 21, 2016

Pierce College begins celebration of 50th Anniversary

Pierce College with campuses in Lakewood and Puyallup, Washington is beginning celebration of the anniversary of its founding in 1967.

Classes were initially held in an abandoned grocery story in Lakewood and the institution was originally known as Clover Park Community College.  The name was later changed to Fort Steilacoom Community College and a new permanent campus was established on 135 acres overlooking Fort Steilacoom Park and Waughop Lake.   The name was changed again in 1986 to Pierce College and land was acquired for a second campus in Puyallup.
The Puyallup Post student newspaper published an article by senior reporter Grace Amsden, "Coming back home for Pierce College's 50th anniversary celebration," with coverage of activities kicking off the yearlong celebration.

Architectural Significance of Ireland's Carlow College

Patrick Comerford's interesting new post on his blog, "Why Saint Patrick’s College is one of the architectural gems of Carlow," explores the architectural significance of Carlow College.  The institution is locally known as Saint Patrick's College and is located in Carlow, Ireland.  It was founded in 1782 and opened in 1793.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

College of Wooster offers web-based Historical Tour

The College of Wooster in Ohio offers an interesting web-based historical tour of the campus. Selected images are accompanied by short audio clips by President Sarah Bolton. 

There is a link at the end of the tour that links to the Wooster Digital History Project featuring exhibits on community and college history created by faculty and students.

College of DuPage Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Dr. William Benton Whisenhunt, professor of history at the College of DuPage will present a program on the history of the college that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The program will be Nov. 1st in Glen Ellyn, IL. Details and contact information are available on the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce website.
You can also visit the College of DuPage website for more information on the institution's history and anniversary activities.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Career Point College is Closing

KSAT-TV in San Antonio, TX reported that Career Point College closed in "Career Point College students, teachers receive letter."  The largest Career Point College site was in San Antonio with 1,549 students reported last year.  Other sites included Austin, TX and Tulsa, OK.

Career Point College was initially founded in 1921 to offer secretarial training in Kansas City, MO.  The San Antonio campus opened in 1983 and ultimately became the main focus of activity.  The institution's name was changed to Career Point Business School in 1989 and to Career Point Institute in 2001.  Six years later the name was changed to Career Point College in 2007.

 If you are interested in recent trends for closures, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Celebrates Centennial

Emily Miels reports for the Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram on the history of the institution and activities planned this fall in "100 years of 'Excellence': UW-Eau Claire celebrates centennial."

The institution was founded in 1916 as Eau Claire State Normal School.  The name changed to Eau Claire State Teachers College in 1927.  It changed again in 1951 to Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire, to Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire in 1964, and to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1971.

Our Lady of the Lake College will change Name

WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, LA reports that Our Lady of the Lake College will change its name to become Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.  A posting on the college web site is available with more information.
The institution was founded in 1923 as a nursing school by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady.  The name was changed in 1989 to become Our Lady of the Lake College of Nursing and Allied Health and in 1995 to Our Lady of the Lake College.