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Encyclopedia > Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College is a liberal arts Christian college, located in Toccoa, Georgia, on the edge of the Piedmont Plain and in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The campus is 1,100 acres, bordering the Chattahoochee National Forest. It is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Toccoa is a famous city in Stephens County, Georgia, United States. ... For other uses, see Piedmont (disambiguation). ... The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in northern Georgia is actually two U.S. National Forests, Oconee National Forest and Chattahoochee National Forest, linked together. ... The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an Evangelical Protestant denomination within Christianity. ... Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... 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. ... 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. ...

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History

In 1907, Toccoa Falls College was founded by Richard A. Forrest in Golden, North Carolina as the Golden Valley Institute. On January 11, 1911, Forrest bought the Haddock Inn and 100 acres (400,000 m²) of land. In October, he relocated the school to near Toccoa, Georgia in order to be near a mainline railroad. He renamed the school Toccoa Falls Institute and added secondary school courses to the theological classes. Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Toccoa is a famous city in Stephens County, Georgia, United States. ...


In 1913, the Haddock Inn, which was the classroom and residence building, was destroyed by fire. After living in tents for a time, the school built a new campus.


In 1928 the secondary courses were reorganized and the state of Georgia accredited it as Toccoa Falls High School, which remained open until 1976. In 1939, the state of Georgia chartered the four-year college program and allowed it to grant the degree Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education. A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ...


On November 6, 1977, the Kelly Barnes Dam, built up and used by the college for electrical power since the Toccoa Falls Institute days, collapsed and the 40-acre (162,000 m²) lake it impounded drained through the lower part of the campus. The resulting flood killed 39 people and injured 60 more, as well as destroying much of the on-campus married student housing, and damaging part of the men's dormitory. The dam was never rebuilt. With the destruction of the dam, and the draining of the lake, there exists no possibility of a similar flood. is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Kelly Barnes Dam, located in Stephens County, Georgia, just outside of the city of Toccoa, was originally built as a rock crib dam in 1899 to create a reservoir for a small hydroelectric plant. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. ...


W. Wayne Gardner became president in 2004.


Academics

Toccoa Falls College consists of nine schools with a total of 26 majors and 35 minors.


Schools of study include: Arts and Sciences, Bible and Theology, Biology, Business Administration, Christian Education, Communication, Counseling, Music, Pre-Med, Teacher Education, and World Missions.,


Campus life

On-campus student housing consists of single-sex dormitories, a large men's dormitory, two women's dormitories, and some smaller, suite-style dormitories, as well as various cottages, and trailers, including married student housing.


The college's student-run radio station is WTXR The Eagle 89.7. WTXR (The Eagle 89. ...


Alumni

Aaron Shust is an American Contemporary Christian Music artist on the Brash Music label. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Luxury is a rock band from Toccoa, Georgia that began playing together as The Shroud at Toccoa Falls College in the early 1990s. ...

External links

  • Toccoa Falls College Official Website

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Toccoa Falls College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
Toccoa Falls College is an accredited liberal arts Christian college, located in Toccoa, Georgia.
While an associate college of the Christian and Missionary Alliance the school maintains close ties with several evangelical and Bible-believing groups and denominations.
In 1928 the secondary courses were reorganized and the state of Georgia accredited it as Toccoa Falls High School which remained open until 1976.
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