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: Stephens College
Location: Columbia MO
My streak is at three. Today marks 3 colleges in a row I have featured that I never heard of before. Each of these three has something in common they have not garnered national notoriety with college athletics. That has probably kept them off my professional radar.
Stephens College is a women’s college located in Columbia, Missouri. It is the second oldest female educational establishment that is still a women’s college in the United States.
It was founded on August 24, 1833, as the Columbia Female Academy. In 1856, David H. Hickman helped secure the college’s charter under the name The Columbia Female Baptist Academy. In the late 19th century it was renamed Stephens Female College after James L. Stephens endowed the college with $20,000.
Stephens College is consistently ranked as the #1 Pet Friendly College campus in US.
Notable alumni include Paula Zahn the former CNN and ABC news anchor.