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: Drew University
Location: Madison NJ
Growing up in Northern NJ in Morris County I did not live far from Drew University which is located in Madison NJ. Madison is technically a borough by New Jersey definitions and has a population of around15,000 people. It has a train station which connects it to New York City which is about 25 miles away.
Drew was established in 1867 as a seminary, the antecedent of today’s Drew Theological School. The Seminary, funded initially by Methodist Wall Street financier Daniel Drew, opened its doors in 1867 in the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War and the devastating divisions that had torn apart American Methodism.
In 1928, a gift led to the addition of the College of Liberal Arts, which began as a small college for men, became co-educational during the 1940s and grew significantly in the 1960s. In the early 1980s, it was granted what is still only the fourth Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the state.
Today Drew has about 2,000 students located on a wooded 186 acre campus.
Photo below shows Asbury Hall on the campus.