Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rockford University (IL)

Rockford College (IL) recently announced that it has adopted the new name of Rockford University on July 1, 2013.  Aratus Kent founded the Rockford Female Seminary in 1844 and became first president of the board of trustees both of Rockford Female Seminary and Beloit Men’s College. Rockford Female Seminary received its charter in 1847. Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, attended the institution and graduated in 1882.  The name was changed to Rockford College in 1892.  Male students began attending during World War II and the institution was coeducational after 1952.