Greensboro College


Greensboro College

Infobox University
name = Greensboro College


established = 1838
type = Private
affiliations = United Methodist Church
president = Craven E. Williams
city = Greensboro
state = North Carolina
country = United States
enrollment = 1,233
full-time faculty = 73
campus = 80 acres
mascot = Pride
website = http://www.gborocollege.edu/

Greensboro College is a four year, independent, coeducational institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1838. The College enrolls over 1,200 students from approximately 29 states and 21 nations. The average class size is 14 and the student faculty ratio is 11 to one.

History

The first college to open its doors within the town of Greensboro was the woman's college, Greensboro Female College. The school occupied a 25 acre campus near the heart of the city within the College Hill Historic District. The institution had its origin in 1833, when the Greensboro Female College was organized as an institution for local children. It was the intent of Reverend Peter Doub that the institution grow to serve women. [http://museum.gborocollege.edu/Peter_Doub.htm]

Through the Methodist Church, a charter was secured in 1838, an event which makes it one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States.

The cornerstone of the first building was laid in 1843, and in 1846 the institution opened its doors to students. Young women came from many southern states to become the first classes of the new president, the Reverend Solomom Lea, and his faculty. [Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Greensboro, North Carolina; the County Seat of Guilford. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1955. p. 102]

Middle College

"Greensboro College Middle College" is a high school program on the campus of Greensboro College located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It schools the 11th and 12th grades, and allows students to finish their high school career while earning college credit. GMC's main focus is to provide a more flexible and laid back learning environment for students previously unsuccessful or dissatisfied with traditional high school. As of the 2007-2008 school year, there are 122 students enrolled.

Triad World Affairs Council

The Triad World Affairs Council was founded in 1995 by business and cultural leaders with the purpose of raising public awareness of international political, economic and cultural issues, provides business and industry leaders with inside reports from international representatives and experts, and supports education at the secondary and higher educational levels. [cite web
url =http://www.gborocollege.edu/press.php?offset=10
title =Greensboro College: Press Releases - News
]

Notable Alumni

*Eileen Fulton '55, soap opera and Broadway actress
*Carolyn Maloney '68, U.S. Representative(D-N.Y.) 1992-Present
*Ryan Nelsen '99, Professional soccer player

Notes

External links

* [http://www.gborocollege.edu/ Greensboro College]


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