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: University of Sciences
Location: Philadelphia PA
Last night the UNC Pembroke Men’s Basketball watched as their name came up as a team that had qualified to participate in the 2017 NCAA Division II Championships by winning the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Tournament.
I scrolled all the teams that had been selected for both men and women and came across some that I am going to profile the next week or so. One school on the women’s side of the NCAA Div. II bracket that had me stymied was University of Sciences.
On July 1, 1998, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science officially unveiled its new identity as University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. I don’t know what rock I had been sleeping under but I still thought of them as Philadelphia Pharmacy and Science.
The University of the Sciences began when 68 Philadelphia apothecaries met in Philadelphia’s Carpenters’ Hall in 1821 to establish improved scientific standards and to train apprentices and students. A year later, they organized and incorporated the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), the first college of pharmacy in the nation.
Good luck to Coach Ben Miller at UNC Pembroke and Coach Jackie Hartzell at University of Sciences in NCAA Division II Tournament.