Centenary College, New Jersey (Campus History Series)

Centenary College, New Jersey (Campus History Series)

by Raymond Frey


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The story of Centenary College begins just a few years after the Civil War. Tested by fire in 1899, it evolved from a coeducational Methodist preparatory school and collegiate institute to an all-girls' school in 1910, later becoming a junior college for women in 1940. In 1976, Centenary transformed into a four-year women's college. Men returned to campus in 1988 as the college became northwestern New Jersey's only four-year coeducational institution. In the 1990s, graduate programs and off-campus accelerated degree programs were created to meet the needs of a new generation of students. Centenary's history is remarkably preserved in its extensive archives, which contain thousands of historic photographs and documents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738592671
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/24/2012
Series: Campus History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Raymond Frey is a professor of history and college historian at Centenary College, where he has taught since 1990. He holds graduate degrees in philosophy and history from Fordham University and Drew University and has received numerous awards, including the Governor's Award for Distinguished Achievement in History and Civics and the New Jersey Historical Commission Award of Recognition, for his teaching and writing about New Jersey history. A New Jersey native, he frequently lectures throughout the state.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Beginnings: 1869-1898 9

2 Trial by Fire: 1899-1916 23

3 From Collegiate Institute to Junior College: 1917-1944 37

4 Building Years: 1945-1975 59

5 Days of Change: 1976-1987 81

6 Transformation: 1988-2012 97

The Presidents of Centenary College 126

Bibliography 127

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