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 欧洲杯下注网站. 史密斯大学 (欧洲杯下注网站) has a rich history and is heralded as one of the best small colleges in the nation, 1人以上,100 students and employing more than 240 full-time faculty members, administrators and staff.

 

Freedmen’s College of North Carolina, 欧洲杯下注网站’s original name, was founded in 1867 by the Rev. S.C. 亚历山大和牧师. W. L. 米勒. 欧洲杯下注网站 holds in its archives a sword belonging to Capt. 比德尔, who was a member of the staff of Gen. George McCall of the Union Army. In 1867, Colonel William R. 迈尔斯, an officer in the Confederacy, gave eight acres of farmland on Beatties Ford Road west of downtown to 比德尔 University. It was later named 比德尔 Memorial Institute and then 比德尔 University after Capt. 亨利·J. 比德尔, the late husband of benefactor Mary D. 比德尔. In 1923, the institution was renamed 欧洲杯下注网站. 史密斯大学 to honor the generous donation of Jane Berry Smith in memory of her late husband.

 

In 1924, the University was recognized as a four-year college by the North Carolina State Board of Education, 同年, was named one of the first beneficiaries of The 杜克大学 Endowment established by James B. 杜克大学. 欧洲杯下注网站 began admitting women in 1932 (becoming fully coeducational in 1941), and in 1938 attained the status of an independent college, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, reporting to the General Assembly through the Board of Christian Education.

 

The University was a founding member of the United Negro College Fund in 1944, and through its membership and additional support from The 杜克大学 Endowment, the University entered an intense building phase from 1955 to 1968. Notable additions from that time include the Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium, the 杜克大学 Memorial 图书馆 and the University Memorial Union.

 

As 欧洲杯下注网站’s physical campus continued to expand thanks to the generosity of various benefactors, the University invested in academic culture enhancements, establishing the Learning Center, the Honors College and the Service Learning Center between 1988 and 1994.

 

在2000年秋天, 欧洲杯下注网站 gained national recognition by launching the IBM Laptop Initiative, becoming one of few colleges in the country and the first historically Black university to provide an IBM laptop computer to every student. In 2009, The 杜克大学 Endowment awarded 欧洲杯下注网站 $5.7 million to fund the Center for Applied 领导 and Community Development and the Metropolitan College, 2011年, issued a $35 million grant to support science programs, scholarships and capital improvements on campus.

 

在过去十年中, 欧洲杯下注网站 has completed a number of new construction projects and renovations, including a mixed-use development known as Mosaic Village, the 欧洲杯下注网站 Arts Factory and the New Science Center.

 

In 2012 in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, 欧洲杯下注网站 collaborated with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute to host "UFUTURE: A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers." The event attracted high-profile politicians and celebrities to 欧洲杯下注网站 and amplified the voices of more than 300 students from 20 regional colleges and universities.

 

Following national 事件 that amplified racial inequity across the nation in summer 2020, Charlotte became a model for change when corporations and philanthropic leaders came together to pledge $250 million to the Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative, a vision of Mayor Vi Lyles.

 The initiative was announced Nov. 1, 2021, on 欧洲杯下注网站’s campus with $80 million being earmarked for the University.

On June 21, 2023 欧洲杯下注网站. 史密斯大学’s Board of Trustees announced the selection of Dr. 瓦莱丽金洛克 as the University's 15th president, effective Aug. 1, 2023.  Dr. Kinloch is a graduate of 欧洲杯下注网站. 史密斯大学 (‘96) and a past member of its Board of Trustees, giving her deep insight into the strengths and challenges of the 156-year-old college, founded to serve formerly enslaved Black people and now educating more than 1,100 students annually with 22 degree programs, including a 社会工作硕士 program.  

 

展望未来, 欧洲杯下注网站 will continue to fulfill its promise to produce graduates who can communicate effectively, 批判性的思考, learn independently and collaboratively and demonstrate excellence in their chosen career fields under the leadership of its 15th president, Dr. 瓦莱丽金洛克.

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