Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Pasco-Hernando State College Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Pasco-Hernando State College is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The institution was founded as Pasco-Hernando Community College and the name was changed to Pasco–Hernando State College on January 21, 2014.

The institution serves Pasco and Hernando counties and is part of the Florida College System. It operates additional campuses in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Wesley Chapel. 

Central Christian College of the Bible and Saint Louis Christian College Will Merge

Trustees of Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO) and Saint Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO) are working towards a formal merger of their programs.  Both Boards gave final approval to the merger at their meetings in April 2022

The merger is proceeding with the assistance and approval of The Solomon Foundation (Parker, CO), which owns the campuses of both institutions.  The merged institution will be known as Central Christian College of the Bible.

CCCB has signed a lease on almost 6,000 square feet of space located at 11960 Westline Industrial Drive, in the Westport. This facility will be used to meet the needs of students in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

CCCB was founded in 1957 and StLCC in 1956. The StLCC campus will be sold and operate as a Christian boarding school.

If you are interested in recent trends for closures, mergers, and acquisitions access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page. There are separate tabs for non-profit closures, for-profit closures, and one for mergers and acquisitions. Each tab includes basic information for the institutions, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Jarvis Christian College Changes Its Name

Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, TX changed its name to Jarvis Christian University.
Jarvis is a historically Black institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It was founded in 1913.

You can also read more in "Jarvis Christian College announces name change, new graduate programs," posted by KLTV-7 with reporting by Saria Bonds.

You can click on the Index to Institutions by State that have closed, merged, or changed their names link at the right to find a file with a list of institutional changes for Texas or other states.

Lawrence University Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Lawrence University in Appleton, WI is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its founding in 1847 as Lawrence Institute. Lawrence was "...one of the first co-educational colleges in the country. In 1874, the Conservatory of Music was established. In 1913, the institution adopted the name Lawrence College to underscore its commitment to undergraduate liberal education. And in 1964, Lawrence again assumed the name Lawrence University when it was consolidated with Milwaukee-Downer College for Women."

You can visit the Lawrence History page for links to more historical information on both Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer College.

A couple of earlier College History Garden posts feature Lawrence U and Milwaukee-Downer history:

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Southern Utah University Celebrates Anniversary

Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1897.

You can explore SUU's history by visiting the 125th anniversary page with links to a calendar of events, timeline of institutional history, podcasts, artwork, videos, and more.

SUU was founded as the Branch Normal School. The name changed to Branch Agricultural College in 1913. It became the College of Southern Utah in 1953, Southern Utah State College in 1969, and finally, Southern Utah University in 1991.

You can travel through Cedar City and southern Utah on a scenic tour visiting historical sites associated with SUU's founding. The KSL.com website offers "Explore SUU's founding with a self-guided tour of southern Utah," that describes the route with locations in Cedar City and the surrounding area. The tour can be a full-day trip by adding additional locations in the region or you can drive the full loop in less than two hours.

Additionally, you can view a short historical reenactment, "Back Up the Mountain," that details the amazing story of determined men and women who founded SUU. The video was produced in the area and many cast members and extras are proud descendants of the university's founders.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Remembering Impact of Hurricane Agnes at Wilkes University

Wilkes University has a campus on the Susquehanna River and suffered substantial damage when Hurricane Agnes triggered a flood in 1972.

A new interactive website, an audio walking tour and an artifact exhibit, “Remembering Agnes: 50 Years Later,” offers a retrospective overview of the period. It is a collaboration of the E.S. Farley Library , the Sordoni Art Gallery, the Wilkes University History department, Integrative Media department, WCLH radio station, and web services.

“The walking tour consists of 12 designated stops featuring panels that showcase pre- and post-flood photographs and an opportunity to listen to recordings on some of our building history.

You can read more in "Wilkes University launches audio walking tour, retrospective on Agnes," posted by the Wilkes Barre Time Leader with reporting by Mark Guydish.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Union County College Adopts New Name

Union County College with campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains, New Jersey will be changing its name to Union College.

The institution was founded in 1933 as Union County Junior College. It merged with Union County Technical Institute in Scotch Plains and was renamed Union County College in 1983.

You can click on the Index to Institutions by State that have closed, merged, or changed their names link at the right to find a file with a list of institutional changes for New Jersey or other states.