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Encyclopedia > Virginia University of Lynchburg
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Motto Sibi Auxilium et Libertas
Established 1886
Type Private
President Ralph Reavis
Students 257
Location Lynchburg, VA, USA
Address 2058 Garfield Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501-6417
Telephone 434-528-5276
Campus Suburban
Website vul.edu

Virginia University of Lynchburg is a private, historically black university located in Lynchburg, Virginia. The University currently offers instruction and degrees, primarily in religious studies, including a Doctorate of Ministry program. 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. ... 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. ... The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ... 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. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... 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 Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ...


History

Virginia University of Lynchburg is the oldest school of higher learning in Lynchburg. The school was founded in 1886 and incorporated in 1888 by the Viginia Baptist State Convention as the coeducational "Lynchburg Baptist Seminary". Classes were first held in 1890 under the name Virginia Seminary. With the offering of a collegiate program in 1900. the name was again changed, to Virginia Theological Seminary and College. In 1962, the institution was re-named to the Virginia Seminary and College. Finally, in 1996, the school was given its current name. 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Its first President was the Rev. Phillip F. Morris, pastor of Court Street Baptist Church in Lynchburg. Seeking a financial patron, Morris agreed to step down as President rather than yield to the demand of the American Baptist Home Mission Society that he step down from the pulpit to assume full-time leadership of the school. Rev. Morris would later serve as President of the National Baptist Convention. Rev. Gregory W. Hayes, a graduate of Oberlin College, assumed the full-time position as President in 1891, serving until his death in 1906. His wife, Mary Rice Hayes Allen, mulatto daughter of a Confederate general and mother of author Carrie Allen McCray, assumed the presidency until replaced by Dr. JRL Diggs in 1908. The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. ... Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (traditional) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Government Republic President... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During Hayes' administration, controversy arose between black separatists and accomodationists over the future of the school. The chief patron wished it to become a pre-collegiate manual training institution. Hayes, among the separatists, returned the patronage to retain and strengthen Black autonomy and academic integrity. This move eventually led to a schism within the National Baptist Convention.


External links

  • Official Website
  • From biography of Vernon Johns
  • From Legacy Museum online exhibit

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