Curry College


Curry College
Curry College

Seal of Curry College
Motto Rem Tene Verba Sequentur
Established 1879
Type Private
Endowment US$33,300,00
President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr.
Undergraduates 2,000 traditional
Postgraduates 380
Other students 1,500 nontraditional
Location Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates: 42°14′6.63″N 71°6′48.87″W / 42.235175°N 71.113575°W / 42.235175; -71.113575
Campus Suburban
Former names School of Elocution (1879-1943)
Colors Purple and white         [1]
Athletics NCAA (TCCC)
Sports Ice hockey, baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, cross-country running, softball
Nickname Colonels
Website www.curry.edu

Curry College is a private liberal arts-based institution in Milton, Massachusetts that started as the School of Elocution in 1879.

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History

The school was founded as the School of Elocution in 1879 on Boston's Commonwealth Avenue by Anna Baright, who married the school's namesake, Samuel Silas Curry, in 1882. Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell was the school's first chancellor. In 1943, the School of Elocution became Curry College.

Academics

Curry College offers certificates[2] bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees[3] in 20 majors.[4] The Army and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs are offered through "a cross-enrolled program with Boston University".[5] Curry is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).[6]

Campus

Its main campus in Milton is 137-acre (0.55 km2) near the Blue Hills Reservation and seven miles (11 km) from downtown Boston. It includes the former Joan of Arc Academy.[citation needed] Curry has satellite campuses in Plymouth and classroom locations at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and at the Medford Police Academy in Medford which offer classes through the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies.[citation needed]

Student life

Curry has an enrollment of approximately 3,880 students. 2,000 or so are traditional students from roughly 40 states and 23 countries, 1,500 are continuing education students, and about 380 are graduate students.[citation needed] Approximately 1,400 students reside on the Curry campus.[citation needed]

Extra curriculars

The Curry Arts Journal publishes "the work of student writers, artists and photographers".[7] The student newspaper is the Currier Times, which is "published biweekly."[8] The yearbook is entitled the Amethyst.[9] Curry College's philosophy club, which was initiated in the spring of 2008, is called "The New Academy". There is also a commuter club.[10]

Curry College's athletic teams are nicknamed the "Colonels". Sports include ice hockey, baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, cross-country running, and softball. There is a men's rugby club team[11] and an ultimate club.[10]

Notable alumni

  • Buddy Lazier, winner of 1996 Indianapolis 500
  • Jordan Rich, radio talk show host
  • Mara Davis, an award-winning radio DJ in Atlanta
  • Jeff Perry, former Massachusetts State Representative from the 5th Barnstable District.
  • Rupert "Bob" Long, syndicated award-winning Radio Host TRN, Talk America Radio Networks,Radio America, GCN, ATRN and more.

Curry in popular culture

Curry is mentioned in the novels Center Cut and Bad Lie by John Corrigan,[12][13] Outlaws by George V. Higgins,[14] and Wilson's Women: A Novel of Mystery and Revenge by James W. Ryan.[15]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Franks, Ray (1982). What's in a Nickname: Exploring the Jungle of College Athletic Mascots. Ray Franks Pub Ranch. 
  2. ^ "Curry College Certificate Programs". http://www.curry.edu/Academics/Continuing+Education/Certificate+Programs/default.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Curry College Academics". http://www.curry.edu/Academics/Graduate+Studies/accessdate=2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Curry College Academics". http://www.curry.edu/Academics/accessdate=2009-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Curry College - Clubs and Organizations". http://www.curry.edu/curry/Templates/Lower_Level_Template.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fStudent%2bLife%2fClubs%2band%2bOrganizations%2f&NRNODEGUID=%7bC52305A4-C4F2-4F3F-AE1A-1637B727B857%7d&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest#ROTC. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  6. ^ "Accreditation record: Curry College", New England Association of Schools and Colleges (website)
  7. ^ "Curry College - Clubs and Organizations". http://www.curry.edu/curry/Templates/Lower_Level_Template.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fStudent%2bLife%2fClubs%2band%2bOrganizations%2f&NRNODEGUID=%7bC52305A4-C4F2-4F3F-AE1A-1637B727B857%7d&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest#artsjournal. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  8. ^ "Curry College - Clubs and Organizations". http://www.curry.edu/curry/Templates/Lower_Level_Template.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fStudent%2bLife%2fClubs%2band%2bOrganizations%2f&NRNODEGUID=%7bC52305A4-C4F2-4F3F-AE1A-1637B727B857%7d&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest#currier. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Curry College - Clubs and Organizations". http://www.curry.edu/curry/Templates/Lower_Level_Template.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fStudent%2bLife%2fClubs%2band%2bOrganizations%2f&NRNODEGUID=%7bC52305A4-C4F2-4F3F-AE1A-1637B727B857%7d&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest#utlimate. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  10. ^ a b "Curry College - Clubs and Organizations". http://www.curry.edu/curry/Templates/Lower_Level_Template.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fStudent%2bLife%2fClubs%2band%2bOrganizations%2f&NRNODEGUID=%7bC52305A4-C4F2-4F3F-AE1A-1637B727B857%7d&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest#commuter. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  11. ^ "Curry College - Clubs and Organizations". http://www.curry.edu/curry/Templates/Lower_Level_Template.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fStudent%2bLife%2fClubs%2band%2bOrganizations%2f&NRNODEGUID=%7bC52305A4-C4F2-4F3F-AE1A-1637B727B857%7d&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest#rugby. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  12. ^ Corrigan, John (2005). Bad Lie. University Press of New England. p. 7. 
  13. ^ Corrigan, John (2004). Center Cut. http://books.google.com/books?id=agLRHuldQBkC&pg=PA164&dq=%22curry+college%22#v=snippet&q=curry&f=false. 
  14. ^ Outlaws. http://books.google.com/books?id=Q7eiJhxL2oUC&dq=%22curry+college%22&q=%22curry+college%22&pgis=1. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  15. ^ James W. Ryan (2001). Wilson's Women. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0738864404. 

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