Opened in 1961 as an extension of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Christopher Newport University (CNU) had humble origins in an abandoned downtown Newport News public school. Located in historic Hampton Roads, the institution was named for the 17th-century English mariner who helped establish the Jamestown colony. Now Virginia's youngest public university, Christopher Newport is a thriving educational institution with small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and world-class facilities. CNU's modern mission is to educate leaders for the 21st century, and it has quickly become a university of choice for students throughout Virginia and beyond. This unique volume, containing more than 200 photographs, is the first comprehensive look at CNU's history ever published. It chronicles the institution's dramatic story using images from the university's archives, published sources, and private collections.