Thursday, January 5, 2012

Atlantic Union College (MA)

Livia Gershon reports in the Worcester Business Journal that supporters of Atlantic Union College are planning to reopen the institution.  Atlantic Union was a Seventh-day Adventist college in South Lancaster, MA. Its final year operating as an independent institution was the 2010-2011.  Gershon covers the unsuccessful merger discussions with Washington Adventist University.

The institution opened in 1882 as a preparatory school and was known as South Lancaster Academy the following year.  It was renamed Lancaster Junior College in 1918 and assumed the name of Atlantic Union College in 1922.  More details are available in a Wikipedia article.