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Merrimack College

Motto “Per Scientiam Ad Sapientiam”
(“Through Knowledge to Wisdom”)
Established 1947
Type Roman Catholic, Augustinian
President Richard Santagati
Staff 139 full-time, 105 part-time and evening
Undergraduates 2,150 full time
300 part-time
Location North Andover, MA(USA)
Campus Suburban, 220 acres (350,515 sq. meters)
Website http://www.merrimack.edu

Merrimack College is a small private, liberal arts, Catholic college in North Andover, Massachusetts, located on Route 114. It was founded in 1947 by Augustinians. Approximately 2,100 full-time and 300 evening students from more than 26 states and 17 countries are enrolled at Merrimack, approximately 80% of whom reside on campus. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic... Detail of St. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... North Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are primarily liberal arts colleges with an emphasis upon undergraduate study in the liberal arts. ... // Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States This is meant to serve as a way of organizing the Catholic colleges and universities in the United States by affiliation. ... North Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Detail of St. ...

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The Augustinians in North America

The North American foundation of the order happened in 1796 when Irish friars arrived in Philadelphia. Michael Hurley was the first American to join the Order the following year. Friars established schools, Universities and other works throughout the Americas, also including Villanova University in Philadelphia and Merrimack College. Malvern Preparatory School was founded in Malvern PA in 1842, and by 1909 two Augustinian houses and a school had been established in Chicago, 1922 in San Diego, by 1925 a school in Ojai and Los Angeles; 1926 a school in Oklahoma; in 1947 this college; in 1953 a school in Pennsylvania; 1959 a school in New Jersey and in 1962 a school in Illinois. Detail of St. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Malvern Preparatory School, commonly referred to as Malvern Prep, is an independent Catholic middle and high school for boys located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. ... St. ... St. ... Villanova Preparatory School is an Augustinian Catholic co-ed day/ boarding school located in the small town of Ojai, California, USA. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it was founded by Augustinian friars in 1924 and is the only co-ed Augustinian boarding school in the country. ... Cascia Hall Preparatory School was established by the Augustinians as a Catholic school for boys in 1926 by Francis Driscoll in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the request of Bishop Francis Kelley. ... Monsignor Bonner High School is an all-male Augustinian Catholic High School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. ... For other schools/colleges of the same name, see St. ... Providence Catholic High School is located in New Lenox, Illinois. ...


Campus life

The vast majority of the student body is both Catholic and Caucasian and hails from Massachusetts and the surrounding New England states. The administration has a number of ongoing programs to increase minority attendance, which is less than 10% as of 2005.


The student body had consisted primarily of commuters up until the last several years. The construction of Deegan and Santagati halls brought the percentage of resident students up from roughly 50% in the early 1990s to 80% as of 2005.


As stated previously, the campus's relative isolation limits the available activities within walking distance. Though downtown Andover is roughly fifteen minutes away by foot, the majority of students simply drive or get a ride elsewhere to perform errands. There are currently three sororities, Alpha Sigma Tau, Theta Phi Alpha, and Zeta Tau Alpha, and three fraternities, Phi Kappa Theta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Theta Delta Chi. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Alpha Sigma Tau (AΣT) Sorority is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be the Normal School for Girls but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Phi Kappa Theta (ΦΚΘ) is a national social fraternity with over 50 chapters and colonies at universities across the United States. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... Theta Delta Chi (ΘΔΧ, Theta Delt) is a social fraternity that was founded in 1847 at Union College. ...


The Merrimack Beacon Newspaper, founded in 2002, functions as Merrimack's student-run news source. The Beacon is the successor to the now-defunct 'Argus' newspaper that had been in existence from the 1950s until the late 1990s. The school's yearbook is called the Merrimackan.


Athletics

Merrimack offers 16 varsity sports for men and women. The only NCAA Division I sport at Merrimack is men's ice hockey. The Warriors participate in the highly competitive Hockey East conference. NCAA Division II sports include men's and women's soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. There is also men's football and baseball, mens and womens tennis, field hockey and volleyball. Highlights of Merrimack athletic history include the 1978 men's hockey victory the Division II national championship, and the 1994 women's softball team's Division II national championship. In 2006, Merrimack football became Northeast 10 Co-Champions and received their first NCAA Division II playoff bid. Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


Merrimack's teams are known as the "Warriors". The symbol, or mascot, was formerly a Native American warrior; the use of this mascot was criticised by members of the college community as being disrespectful, or insufficiently sensitive to Native American culture. Following a contentious debate among students, alumni, faculty, and the college administration, the mascot was changed to an Ancient Greek warrior, modeled after a Spartan. The teams play at the on-campus Volpe Center, which has a hockey arena and basketball arena. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... The Temple of Athena, the Parthenon Ancient Greece is a period in Greek history that lasted for around nine hundred years. ... Sparta (Doric: Spártā, Attic: Spártē) is a city in southern Greece. ... Volpe Complex is a 3,806-seat multi-purpose arena in North Andover, Massachusetts. ...


Notable alumni

  • Greg Classen, NHL Hockey player for the Nashville Predators (2000-2003)
  • Christopher G. Fallon, (B.S. 1975), member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1996 - present)
  • John Jakopin, NHL Hockey player for the Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins & San Jose Sharks (1997-2003)
  • Mike Macklin, TV News Reporter and WHDH-7 Political Correspondent
  • Steve McKenna, NHL Hockey player for the LA Kings, Minnesota Wild, NY Rangers & Pittsburgh Penguins (1996-2004)
  • Carl Yastrzemski, Hall of Fame Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
  • James Murphy, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (2001 to present)

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Points of interest

Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge The Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge, also known as the Upper Pacific Mills Bridge, is a historic, riveted, wrought iron bridge now located in North Andover, Massachusetts. ...

External links

  • Merrimack Website
  • Augnet International Cooperative Web Site for Schools in the Tradition of St. Augustine
  • Merrimack College's McQuade Library website
  • Woman's College Basketball: An Inside Look at Merrimack College Women's basketball

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It is the mission of Merrimack College to provide students, in a Christian values-sensitive environment, the opportunity to develop a mature intellectual, cultural, social, emotional, and moral awareness.
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Merrimack College seeks academically prepared students who are eager to improve themselves intellectually and socially within the College community.
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Foster played in 29 games in 1998-99, and it was worn the previous season by Darrel Scoville...there is evidence of a nameplate change, as well as the removal of the original Hockey East patch that was replaced by the 15th year patch.
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