My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Williams College
Location: Williamston, MA
Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the Williams College is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students. Tuition, Room, and Board cost over $65,000 a year.
Fraternities were phased out at Williams beginning in 1962. Coeducation was adopted in 1970.
One other notable about Williams is many consider its campus golf course the best in the country. Taconic Golf Club Created in 1896, it has a long and impressive history, infamous for tough greens and the strategic shot placement required to make par.
Taconic is also known for Nicklaus Rock, where the legendary Jack Nicklaus once hit a hole in one, and the suggestion box on number 4, located in the middle of a pond. Bottom photo shows the suggestion box.
George Steinbrenner and President James A. Garfield are two of the many Williams College Alums.