Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Barat College Alumni Reflections

Gregory Trotter of the Chicago Tribune reports on reflections of Barat College alumni who recently gathered for a reunion.  Barat was located in Lake Forest, IL and was one of seven women's colleges operated by the Society of the Sacred Heart in the 1960's.


InstitutionStateDate FoundedNotes
Newton CollegeMA1946merged with Boston College in 1975
San Diego CollegeCA1950merged with University of San Diego in 1972
College of the Sacred HeartCA1898founded as Sacred Heart Academcy in Menlo Park, CA; became College of the Sacred Heart in 1921; moved to San Francisco, CA and changed name to San Francisco College for Women in 1930's; changed name to Lone Mountain College in 1969 and became co-educational; acquired by the University of San Francisco to become USF's Lone Mountain Campus in 1978;
Maryville UniversityMO1872founded as Convent of the Sacred Heart; later Maryville College of the Sacred Heart after 1927, name change to Maryville College in 1972; then Maryville University of Saint Louis in 1991
Manhattanville CollegeNY1841founded as the Academy of the Sacred Heart; in 1917 charted as a college by state;
Barat CollegeIL1858founded in Chicago as Sacred Heart Academy; relocated to Lake Forest in 1904 and served as foundation for Barat College that opened in 1918; merged with DePaul University in 2001; decision by DePaul's trustees to close the institution June 2005
Duchesne CollegeNE1881accredited by NCA as a junior college in 1937; accredited as a senior college in 1939; closed in 1968