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Simmons College of Kentucky

Motto A Redezvous with Greatness
Established 1879
Type Private
President Dr. Kevin W. Cosby
Staff 30
Undergraduates 235
Postgraduates N/A
Location Louisville, KY, USA
Campus 4 acres
Athletics 1 basketball team, called the "Panthers"
Colors Simmons Red, Gold and Black
Website http://www.simmonscollegeky.edu

Simmons College of Kentucky, also referred to as Simmons College and Simmons Bible College, is a private, co-educational college located in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded in 1879, Simmons College is a historically black college. The school is applying for accreditation to the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and also plans to apply to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Image File history File linksMetadata Simmonsky. ... A motto 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. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... 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. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ... The Association for Biblical Higher Education or ABHE (formerly the The Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges or AABC) is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...

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History

In August of 1865, 12 Black Baptist Churches met at Fifth Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY and organized the state Convention of Colored Baptist Churches in Kentucky. A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church or any follower of Jesus Christ who believes that baptism is administered by the full immersion of a confessing Christian. ... For other places with the same name, see Louisville (disambiguation). ... Colored and Colored People (or Colored Folk in the plural sense) are North American terms that were commonly used to describe Black people, but also included Asian (brown)/(yellow), Chicano (bronze or brown), and Native American (red). ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church or any follower of Jesus Christ who believes that baptism is administered by the full immersion of a confessing Christian. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


Because there was no place in the state where Blacks could obtain a college education, members of the Convention soon began discussing the need to create a school for the training of Negroes – many of whom were one generation removed from slavery. Negro means the color black in both Spanish and Portuguese languages, being derived from the Latin word niger of the same meaning. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Having first given consideration to Frankfort, KY as the home to the school, members of the Convention instead decided in 1869 to locate what would be known as the Kentucky Normal Theological Institute in Louisville, KY. Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ...

Photo of the 1922 Simmons College Band
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Photo of the 1922 Simmons College Band

It was not until 10 years later in 1879, however, that any definite steps were taken for the opening of the school. In November of that year the trustees of the Convention of Colored Baptist Church in Kentucky purchased 4 acres of land on the corner of 7th & Kentucky Street in Louisville that immediately served as the campus for the school. Image File history File linksMetadata 1922_band-2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 1922_band-2. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...


That same year, the school opened its doors under the direction of its first President Rev. Elijah P. Marrs. After a brief one-year tenure, Rev. Marrs was succeeded by Dr. W. J. Simmons. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Dr. William J. Simmons (June 29, 1849 - October 30, 1890) was an ex-slave who became Simmons College of Kentuckys (Louisville, Kentucky) second president (1880-1890) and for whom the school eventually was named. ...


It was under the leadership of Dr. Simmons that the school would begin to flourish in such a way that it would eventually be renamed Simmons University in appreciation for his contributions.


During his 10-year tenure, which stretched form 1880 – 1890, the school became a full university and expanded its offerings to include liberal arts, college preparatory courses and medical, law, business, music, and theological departments. Additionally, the school was the home to competitive football, basketball, and baseball teams. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... Weighing scales represent the way law balances peoples interests For other senses of this word, see Law (disambiguation). ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Music is a form of art and entertainment or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ...

Simmons University continued to grow and prosper. In 1918, Charles Parish became President of the school, now called State University, and improved the school's endowment and academic offerings. In 1930, the school was made a "colored" branch of the University of Louisville and was renamed Louisville Municipal College. Image File history File links NWviewfromUhospital. ... Image File history File links NWviewfromUhospital. ... The distances to each of Louisvilles sister cities are represented on this lightpost downtown. ...


The effects of the Great Depression found its way to the school. In 1930, the campus was forced to sell its property due to a foreclosure on the mortgage. As a result, the school significantly scaled back its offerings. The Great Depression an economic downturn which started in 1929 (although its effects were not fully felt until late 1930) and lasted through most of the 1930s. ...


By 1935 a new location was secured in west Louisville that allowed the school to continue with a more narrowed mission to simply educate young men and women for Christian service. Eventually in 1982 the school was renamed Simmons Bible College to more adequately reflect its mission. A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, referred to as the Christ. ...


In 2005, Dr. Kevin W. Cosby became the 13th President and subsequently changed the name of the school to Simmons College of Kentucky to reflect the school's mission to prepare Christians for ministry, while reinstating its initial mission of general education.


In 2006, the school bought back the original campus and plans are underway to redevelop the area for a future campus move.


Academics

Simmons College of Kentucky has developed four distinct educational programs, plus a commitment to a fifth program objective, with a focus on an academic, research-based, faith-based approach to community involvement, interaction, and development. Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting and revising facts. ... In the USA the term Faith-based (literally, based on religious faith) has come into public use as an abbreviation of faith-based initiative, e. ...


Non-degree Programs:


• Certificates in Christian Ministry Studies


• Diploma in Christian Ministry Studies


Degree Programs:


• Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies


• Bachelor of Theology


Non-Degree Programs


The non-degree programs are designed to provide prospective students with essential Christian training at the college level particularly those students who do not qualify for admission to a degree program. The Certificate program is a thirty-one (31) credit hour course of study. The Diploma in Christian Ministry program is a sixty (60) credit hour course of study and provides the student with a more comprehensive Liberal Arts and Christian Studies curriculum. The Diploma program is designed to be completed in two years.


Degree Programs


The degree programs provide both academic and practical experiential training in Biblical , Theological, and Ministerial studies, in addition to a wide range of ministry areas. The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies is a four (4) year degree program which incorporates both Liberal Arts and Christian Studies into its 120 hour educational program.


The Bachelor of Theology program is designed for students who desire study in the area of Theology and Biblical studies beyond the Bachelor of Arts program. A written thesis is required for the completion of this program. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason) means reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and God. ... The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning books, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Look up thesis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Certificate Program


Simmons College of Kentucky offers a one-year program of thirty-one (31) credit hours leading towards a certificate in Christian Ministry. The program is designed for persons who desire Christian training in order to more effectively serve in Christian ministry, but who either do not meet the academic requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree program or desire a shorter program or study. A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, referred to as the Christ. ...


Students in the Certificate program will attend the same classes and do the same class work as the degree students. Should the student meet the necessary academic requirements and desire to be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts degree program only course work in the Certificate program in which the student earned a letter grade "C" or above will be applied to the degree program. It has been suggested that Professional degree be merged into this article or section. ...


Community Involvement

Simmons Community Solutions


A significant component of the institutional strategic plan is Simmons Community Solutions (SCS), a comprehensive community development program. The target population for SCS is not only just the current student body, but also the entire Louisville Metro community in general, and Western Louisville in specific. For other places with the same name, see Louisville (disambiguation). ... Limerick is a neighborhood one mile south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky USA. It was developed in the 1860s as a place of residence for employees of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad freight yard. ...


Notable people

Main article: List of Simmons College of Kentucky people

The university was home to many notable African-Americans, including Dr. W.J. Simmons and Samuel Plato. Dr. William J. Simmons (June 29, 1849 - October 30, 1890) was an ex-slave who became Simmons College of Kentuckys (Louisville, Kentucky) second president (1880-1890) and for whom the school eventually was named. ...


Athletics

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Simmons College of Kentucky currently has one men's basketball team that will compete in Region VII of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The 2006-2007 season is the first time since 1930 the school has sponsored an athletic program. A women's basketball team may be added in the future. Image File history File links Pantherlogo-3. ... Image File history File links Pantherlogo-3. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


2006-2007 Men's Basketball Schedule

Date Team Home/Away Result
November 3-4 Senators Classic Tournament

vs. Chattanooga State


vs. Walters State Walters State Community College is a state-supported community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents and located in Morristown, Tennessee. ...

Away


L 80-83


L 70-79

November 6 Chipola Community College at Motlow State Away L 72-88
November 7 Volunteer State Away L 85-112
November 9 Asbury College Away
November 11 Mid-Continent Away
November 16 Lindsey Wilson College Home
November 21 Jackson State Away
November 24-25 Barton County, Kansas Tournament

vs. Barton County Motlow State Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents-operated community college located in Moore County, TN. Motlow State is named in honor of the Motlow family, who gave the land for the campus, and were heirs to the Jack Daniels whiskey fortune. ... Volunteer State Community College is a publicly-supported two-year community college located in Gallatin, Tennessee and operated under the auspices of the Tennessee Board of Regents. ... Asbury College is a small Christian liberal arts institution located in Wilmore, Kentucky. ... Lindsey Wilson College is a private four-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... // Jackson State University Jackson State University, often abridged as Jackson State or by its initials JSU is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1877. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


vs. Cloud CC

Away


L51-75


L49-71

November 27 Asbury College Home
November 30 Lincoln Memorial (IN) Away
December 1-2 Wabash Valley College Tournament

vs. Mineral Area CC Wabash Valley College is a community college located in Mount Carmel, Illinois. ...


vs. Olive-Harvey CC

Away
December 4 Campbellsville University Home
December 5 Mt. St. Joseph (Ohio) Away
December 7 Cumberland College Away
December 11 Lindsey Wilson College Away
December 16 Chattanooga State Home
December 22 Columbus State (Ohio) Away
January 4 Rend Lake (Illinois) Away
January 8 Pikeville College Away
January 10 Lindsey Wilson College Home
January 12-13 Jackson State Tournament

vs. TBA Campbellsville University (formerly Campbellsville College) is a small, private Christian university located in Campbellsville, Kentucky. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This institution is unrelated, other than by similarity of name, to Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama or the former Cumberland College and Mountain View High School in Rose Hill, Virginia University of the Cumberlands is a private, liberal arts college located in Williamsburg... Lindsey Wilson College is a private four-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Chattanooga State Technical Community College is a two year community college located in Chattanooga, Tennessee emphasizing technical programs. ... Columbus State Community College, commonly referred to as CSCC, was first established as Columbus Technical Institute in 1963. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Pikeville College is a small private college located in Pikeville, Kentucky. ... Jackson State Community College is a publicly-supported community college located in Jackson, Tennessee and operated under the auspices of the Tennessee Board of Regents. ...


vs. TBA

Away
January 15 Cumberland College Home
January 16 Oakland City (IN) Home
January 18 Cleveland State Away
January 20 Roane State Away
January 22 Campbellsville University Away
January 29 Chattanooga State Away
February 6 Transylvania University Home
February 8 Union College, Kentucky Away
February 10 Oakland City (Indiana) Away
February 12 Transylvania University Away
February 14 Mid-Continent Home
February 19 Pikeville College Home
February 24 Tiffin University Away

Cleveland State Community College is a publicly-supported community college opeated by the Tennessee Board of Regents and located in Cleveland, Tennessee. ... [[[Roane State Community College]]] is located in eastern Tennessee. ... Transylvania University is a private liberal arts college related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) located in Lexington, Kentucky, with approximately 1,100 students. ... There are also Union Colleges in Schenectady, New York and Lincoln, Nebraska and a Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Tiffin University is a university in Tiffin, Ohio. ...

External links

  • Official Website
  • 2006-2007 Panther basketball schedule

References

    • "Simmons going back to school's roots" The Courier-Journal. July 5, 2006.
    • "Simmons hopes new men's team is a slam dunk" The Courier-Journal. October 18, 2006.

     
     

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