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 Tulsa
Location: Tulsa OK
Over the past year I have been surprised by the number of colleges that have been influenced by churches. I have paid close attention to many with Presbyterian origins but have to admit that the connection to the Presbyterians and the University of Tulsa appears to be unique.
The University of Tulsa has its roots in the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls, a small boarding school in Muskogee, Indian Territory, which was founded in 1882. In 1894, at the request of the Synod of Indian Territory, the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church elevated the academy’s status and chartered it as Henry Kendall College, a name that honored the first general secretary of the Home Missions Board. The first classes in the new college were held on September 12, 1894.
Henry Kendall College would move to Tulsa in 1907 because of financial problems. 1907 is the same year Oklahoma became a state. In the 1920’s the school became the University of Tulsa.
Today the campus has about 4500 undergraduates and 1100 graduate students. Dr. Phil, Drew Pearson, Steve Largent, and Nancy Lopez are all connected to Tulsa.