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Virginia Union University

Established 1865
Type Private University
President Dr. Belinda Childress
Students 1,578
Undergraduates 1,242
Postgraduates 336
Location Richmond, Virginia, USA
Campus Urban
Nickname Panthers
Athletics NCAA Division II, CIAA
Website www.vuu.edu

Virginia Union University (VUU) is a historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia. It was formed in 1899 by the merger of two older schools, Richmond Theological Institute and Wayland Seminary, each founded after the end of American Civil War by the American Baptist Home Mission Society. VUU's 84-acre campus is located at 1500 North Lombardy Street in Richmond's North Side. 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. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... 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. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Richmond refers to various place names, schools and universities, people, and other uses around the world. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Wayland Seminary was the Washington, D.C. branch of the National Theological Institute. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The North Side is a section of Richmond, Virginia that home to many diverse neighborhoods, including Barton Heights, Bellevue, Ginter Park, Washington Park, Hermitage Rd, Highland Park, Sherwood Park, etc. ...

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History

By late 1865, the American Civil War was over (which ended slavery in the former Confederate states) and slavery in the United States had officially ended in the Northern and border states as well with the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, known as freedmen, approximately 4 million former African American slaves were without employable job skills, opportunities, and even literacy itself. (i.e. in Virginia, since the bloody Nat Turner Rebellion in 1831, it had been unlawful to teach a slave to read). Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Slave redirects here. ... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... A freedman is a former slave who has been manumitted or emancipated. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Combatants Southern Slaves Southampton County Commanders Nat Turner Numerous Strength 50+ 15,000+ Casualties 200+ dead 57 dead Nat Turners slave rebellion was a slave rebellion that happened in Virginia in August 1831. ...


Enlightened individuals realized that these newly freed people were still in a battle against ignorance and neglect. Members of the American Baptist Home Mission Society (ABHMS) proposed a "National Theological Institute" which would educate those wishing to enter into the Baptist ministry. Soon, the proposed mission was expanded to offer courses and programs at college, high school and even preparatory levels, to both men and women. This effort was the beginning of Virginia Union University. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Separate branches of the National Theological Institute were set up in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia, with classes beginning in 1867. In Washington, the school became known as Wayland Seminary, named in commemoration of Dr. Francis Wayland, former president of Brown University and a leader in the anti-slavery struggle. The first and only president was Dr. George Mellen Prentiss King, who administered Wayland for thirty years (1867-97). Famous students there included Dr. Booker T. Washington and Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Wayland Seminary was the Washington, D.C. branch of the National Theological Institute. ... Francis Wayland (March 7, 1796 - September 30, 1865), American educationist, was born in New York City. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. ... Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. ...


In Richmond, the efforts were more difficult. Beginning in 1867, Colver Institute, a VUU predecessor school, was housed in a building long known as Lumpkin's Jail, a former "slave jail" owned by Mrs. Mary Ann Lumpkin, the African-American widow of the deceased white owner. In 1899, the Richmond Theological Institute (formerly Colver Institute) joined with Wayland Seminary of Washington, D.C. to form Virginia Union University at Richmond. Wayland Seminary was the Washington, D.C. branch of the National Theological Institute. ...


In 1932, Hartshorn Memorial College for Women, established in Richmond, Virginia in 1883, became a part of Virginia Union University. Storer College, an historically black Baptist college in West Virginia (founded in 1867), merged its endowment with Virginia Union in 1964. Storer College postcard (1910) Storer College was an historically black college located in Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia. ... 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 · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Mission

Virginia Union University seeks to maximize the potential of individuals from varied academic backgrounds within the context of a challenging and nurturing academic environment, offering students the opportunity to excel as scholars and leaders.


The University was founded in 1865 to give the newly emancipated an opportunity for liberation of the mind in an ethical, humanistic environment. Excellent teaching and enlightened guidance for all students remain the institution's primary emphases. An historically black university, Virginia Union University embraces the uniqueness and contributions of the African Diaspora, celebrating the value of cultural and intellectual diversity.


Seeking to empower students for the pursuit of life-long learning, the University provides comprehensive undergraduate liberal arts programs and graduate education for Christian ministries. To this end, a guiding principle of the University's educational program is a strong focus upon moral values and ethics, and students are encouraged to engage in activities that promote self-actualization


Athletics

Virginia Union is perhaps most widely known for its NCAA Division II basketball program. Under the leadership of head coach Dave Robbins since 1978, the "Panthers" have been to the "Final Four" eight times and have won three NCAA Division II national championship titles (1980, 1992, 2005). The team was the 2006 National runner-up with a record of 30-4. The team has also captured the CIAA conference championship a record 20 times. The school plays in an annual exhibition game with the Division I cross - town rival Virginia Commonwealth University. The Panthers have won two out of the past three meetings with the Rams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ...


Coach Robbins' program has also produced eight NBA players [1], including Chicago Bulls star center Ben Wallace, and former New York Knicks power forward Charles Oakley. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the British MP, see Ben Wallace (UK politician). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a 6 9 former professional basketball player who played power forward and gained fame in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks in the early 1990s. ...


Virginia Union's gymnasium, Barco-Stevens Hall, is located in the former Belgian Pavilion to the 1939/1940 World's Fair in New York. Due to the outbreak of World War II, the Pavilion could not be returned to Belgium. The Belgian government sponsored a competition to determine the building's new home. VUU won, and the Pavilion moved to Richmond in 1941 as VUU's Belgian Friendship Building. The University's library was also located in the Belgian Friendship Building through 1997. Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... NY redirects here. ...


Theological School

Virginia Union University's Theological training program is called "The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University". The school of theology is known for producing preachers such as the late Miles Jones, John Kinney, Jerome Ross, James Harris and Nathan Dell. This school shares some resources with the nearby Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond as the Richmond Theological Consortium. It has been suggested that John Fitch Kinney be merged into this article or section. ... James Harris may refer to: James Howard Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury (1807–1889) James Harris (comedy writer) James Harris (football player) (born 1947), first modern black professional American football quarterback to start a season James Harris (Grammarian) (1709–1780), English James Harris (politician), 2000 and 2004 U.S. presidential... Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education is an institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). ... Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) is a seminary in Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond Theological Consortium is a group of theological schools in the Richmond, Virginia area that cooperates and shares resources. ...


Notable Alumni

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University Presidents

  • Malcolm MacVicar (First President, 1899-1904)
  • Dr. George Rice Hovey (Second President, 1904-1918)
  • Mr. William John Clark (Third President, 1919-1941)
  • Dr. John Malcus Ellison (Fourth President, 1941-1955)
    • Dr. Ellison was the first VUU alumnus and African-American to serve as President of the University.
  • Dr. Samuel Dewitt Proctor (Fifth President, 1955-1960)
  • Dr. Thomas Howard Henderson (Sixth President, 1960-1970)
  • Dr. Allix Bledsoe James (Seventh President, 1970-1979)
  • Dr. David Thomas Shannon (Eighth President, 1979-1985)
  • Dr. S. Dallas Simmons (Ninth President, 1985-1999)
  • Dr. Bernard Wayne Franklin (Tenth President, 1999-2003)
  • Dr. Belinda C. Anderson (Eleventh President, 2003-present)

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