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Warren Wilson College

Motto We're not for everyone... but then, maybe you're not everyone
Established 1894
Type Private Liberal Arts
President Sandy Pfeiffer
Faculty ~60 full-time, ~15 part-time
Undergraduates 837
Postgraduates 70
Location Swannanoa, NC, USA
Campus Rural suburban
Colors Blue and Gold
Nickname Owls
Affiliations Presbyterian
Website www.warren-wilson.edu
Warren Wilson College Farm
Warren Wilson College Farm
Flooding after Hurricane Frances, Sept. 2004
Flooding after Hurricane Frances, Sept. 2004

Warren Wilson College is a small liberal arts college in Swannanoa, North Carolina just east of Asheville, near U.S. Highway 70. It is known for its curriculum of work, academics, and service, called "the Triad." The Triad requires every student to work an on-campus job, perform one hundred hours of community service over four years and complete a requisite course of academic work in order to graduate. 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. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 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. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... 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. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Swannanoa is a census-designated place located in Buncombe County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... 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. ... Presbyterianism is a form of church government which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... 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... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 1001 pixel, file size: 392 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Image of the Warren Wilson College Farm, taken and posted by Patrick Addabbo, current student at Warren Wilson College. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 1001 pixel, file size: 392 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Image of the Warren Wilson College Farm, taken and posted by Patrick Addabbo, current student at Warren Wilson College. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 1000 pixel, file size: 297 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of the Warren Wilson College farm during the floods of 2004. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 1000 pixel, file size: 297 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of the Warren Wilson College farm during the floods of 2004. ... B C D E F G H I 10 J K L M N O Categories: | | | | | ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Swannanoa is a census-designated place located in Buncombe County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina County Buncombe County Incorporated 1797 Government  - Mayor Terry Bellamy Area  - City  41. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Warren Wilson is one of only six colleges in the United States requiring students to work for the institution in order to graduate. It is part of the Work College Consortium, which also includes Alice Lloyd College, Berea College, Blackburn College, College of the Ozarks and Sterling College. The college still operates a working farm. Alice Lloyd College is a four-year liberal arts work college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. ... Berea College is a small liberal arts work college in Berea, Kentucky, south of Lexington, Kentucky with a full-time enrollment of 1514 students. ... Blackburn College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college located in Carlinville, Illinois. ... College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian liberal-arts college in the Ozarks between Branson and Hollister, Missouri at Point Lookout. ... Sterling College is a small independent Presbyterian liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas known for its partnership with Habitat for Humanity and its undergraduate social entrepreneurship program. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ...

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History

The property was purchased in 1893 by the Women's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church. The women of the church were concerned that many Americans in isolated areas were not receiving a proper education. The women decided to establish church supported schools in areas where there were no public services. There was a need for a nonconventional grading system as the young people who came to these mission schools usually had no prior formal education. Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


In 1894 the Asheville Farm School officially opened with 25 boys attending and a professional staff of three. It was not until 1923 that the school graduated its first class. The first post-high school programs offering vocational training began in 1936. School leaders hoped that this type of training would give the students more prospects in the job market. 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Vocational education (or Vocational Education and Training (VET)) prepares learners for careers or professions that are traditionally non-academic and directly related to a trade, occupation or vocation in which the learner participates. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1942 the junior college division was established. That same year the Asheville Farm School merged with the Dorland-Bell School of Hot Springs, which brought high school age girls to campus. The Farm School and junior college operated under a common administration. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Hot Springs is a town located in Madison County, North Carolina. ...


After World War II, the public education system in North Carolina improved dramatically and the need for the mission's high school diminished. The last high school class at WWC graduated in 1957. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... // Public education is education mandated for the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


WWC made history in 1952 by becoming one of the first colleges or universities in the Old Confederacy to desegregate, when it invited Alma Shippy, an African-American, to attend.[1]


WWC was a junior college until 1967, when it became a four-year college offering six majors. The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1969. In 1972, the National Board of Missions deeded the WWC property over to the college's Board of Trustees. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...


Since that time, the college has grown into a small (about 800 students) liberal arts school with some nationally known programs. In contrast to its original student population of underprivileged mountain youth, Warren Wilson now enrolls students of many different geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds. It confers both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, as well as the master of fine arts in creative writing. In addition to traditional majors such as biology and English, undergraduates have the option of majoring in outdoor leadership or environmental studies. A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. ...


Warren Wilson College is renowned for its environmental commitment. The college's farm was named 2006 "Outstanding Conservation Farm Family" for the Mountain Region of North Carolina. The recently dedicated Doug and Darcy Orr Cottage is only the second building in North Carolina to receive the prestigious "Gold" level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The college also received the national 2006 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award. 7 World Trade Center, considered New York Citys first green office tower by gaining gold status in the US Green Building Councils LEED program. ...


The college has been featured in Outside Magazine, which named Warren Wilson and Asheville No. 4 on it list of "40 schools that turn out smart grads with top-notch academic credentials, a healthy environmental ethos, and a A+ sense of adventure." The college also has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe and Southern Living, among many publications.


Warren Wilson maintains a working relationship with the North Carolina chapter of Outward Bound, located on the western edge of campus. The college also has forged partnerships with The Jane Goodall Institute, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Mountain Area Child and Family Center and many other organizations. Outward Bound (OB) is an international, non-profit, independent educational organization with approximately 40 schools around the world and 100,000 participants per year. ...


William Sanborn "Sandy" Pfeiffer, Ph.D., began serving as the college's sixth President in July 2006. He was formally installed in April 2007.


Notable alumni

  • Tony Earley - American novelist
  • David Wilcox - American folk musician
  • Billy Edd Wheeler - Singer/Songwriter
  • Meghan O'Rourke - MFA, Literary Editor at Slate Magazine and Poetry Editor at The Paris Review

Tony Earley (b. ... David Wilcox. ... Billy Edd Wheeler (born December 9, 1932, Boone County, West Virginia) is an American songwriter, performer, writer and visual artist. ... Meghan ORourke is a journalist. ...

References

  1. ^ College's invitation to integrate made history, CNN.com, Accessed 23 February 2007.

Sources

  • Official website
  • Work Colleges Consortium

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