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 California Riverside
Location: Riverside CA
This past week I got to interact with a candidate for a position at UNC Pembroke that had educational ties to University of California Riverside. University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC campus located in Inland Southern California.
The UC Campus came about because of Citrus Experiment Station that was established in 1907. That station researched agriculture issues facing the state.
The school became a reality with a couple of milestone moments in the middle of the 20th Century.
In 1948, the University of California Regents approved the establishment of the College of Letters and Science. The college opened for classes in February 1954.
In 1959, Riverside was declared a general campus by the Regents and courses of study began to be developed. The University’s Graduate Division was established in 1960.
Today the campus is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities — air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, culture and healthcare.
If you like golf you might be interested to know that CBS TV Analyst and Author Gary McCord is a former UC Riverside grad and NCAA Division II golfing great.
If you like a lighter look at the sport of golf check out this interview with David Feherty and Gary McCord-two golf broadcasters I love to listen to.