Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Delaware Valley College Will Adopt New Name in 2015

Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA will be changing it's name Delaware Valley University in April 2014.

The independent institution was founded in 1896 as the National Farm School. It became the National Farm School and Junior College in 1946, the National Agricultural College in 1948 and then Delaware Valley College in 1960.

The early history of Delaware Valley is fascinating with the founding by Joseph Krauskopf, a rabbi who was a tireless advocate for social justice.  Krauskopf purchased a 100-acre farm and arranged for the construction of a small classroom building, initially employing two faculty members and enrolling six students.