Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Husson University

Two interesting video segments on the history of Husson University in Bangor, Maine are available off the website of WABI, Channel 5. Cori Skall reports on the growth of the institution, initially founded as Shaw Business School in 1898. Known as Bangor School of Commerce for a time, it became Husson College in 1947. The name was changed again to Husson University in 2008.

The Eastern Maine Medical Center School of Nursing, founded in 1892, merged with Husson and became the origins of the School of Health. In 1997, Husson purchased the New England School of Communications which is currently held as a wholly owned subsidiary with separate accreditation and degree granting authority.

The Bangor Theological Seminary (BTS) is also located on the Hesson campus and offers graduate programs in Master of Divinity, Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Founded in 1814, BTS is an ecumenical seminary in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ.