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Waynesburg College

Established 1849
Type Private, Liberal Arts
Undergraduates 1,300
Location Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Small Town
Mascot Yellow Jackets
Website www.waynesburg.edu

Waynesburg College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The college offers graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, and enrolls over 2,100 students, including about 1,300 undergraduates. The college emphasizes leadership and service in its students. 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. ... 1849 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. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Waynesburg is a borough in Greene County, Pennsylvania, 60 miles (96 km) south by west of Pittsburgh. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... 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... 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. ... Waynesburg is a borough in Greene County, Pennsylvania, 60 miles (96 km) south by west of Pittsburgh. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


It was founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. It is currently affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Replica of the log house in Dickson County, Tenn. ... A organization designed to help Christian institutions of higher education communicate with one another. ... The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or PC(USA) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. ...


A new Center for Research and Economic Development was to be completed in the fall of 2006, and aims to stimulate economic development in southwestern Pennsylvania through scientific research, expertise, resources, and partnerships.

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Community Service

Through the Center for Service Leadership, students are connected with organizations according to their field of study to offer assistance in day-to-day projects. The college community commits over 38,000 hours of service each year to over 50 agencies and community projects. The College responds in times of disaster to offer help to those in need both locally and world-wide.[citation needed]


The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of 27 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service. A organization designed to help Christian institutions of higher education communicate with one another. ...


Graduate and Professional Studies

The Graduate School of Professional Studies program offers degrees in business, nursing, education, and counseling psychology in three Pittsburgh locations as well as in Waynesburg. The Master of Business Administration program is the fourth largest in the Pittsburgh region.[citation needed]


Athletics

Waynesburg College's cross country team, the Yellow Jackets, competes in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The Yellow Jackets are headed by coach Blair Zimmerman, and will be hosting both the PAC championship meet and NCAA mideast regional meet during the 2006 cross country season. The Yellow Jackets football team won the NAIA 1966 National Championship Game in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Presidents Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ...


Notable former athletes

The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ...

External link

  • Waynesburg College online
Schools of Higher Learning in the Pittsburgh Metro Area
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Waynesburg College — College Profile (307 words)
Waynesburg College is a private, Christian college of the liberal arts offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in more than 70 academic concentrations.
The college boasts a 16:1 student–faculty ratio, and each student is connected with a faculty member to be his/her academic mentor.
Waynesburg College is recognized by the Bonner Foundation as one of the best service-learning schools in the country.
Greene Connections Column - Waynesburg College Memories Circa 1855 (796 words)
As the Waynesburg College class of 2005 prepares to don their caps and gowns, I thought it would be interesting to consider their modern student experience in terms of one of the very earliest graduating classes in Waynesburg College history.
The class of 1855 was the third to graduate from the college having presented its first class in 1853; the seminary, however, was one-up on their male counterpart, having begun to produce female alumni one year earlier in 1852.
Waynesburg College is situated at Waynesburg, the capital of Greene County, Pa. The location of the institution possesses unusual advantages in regard to health, and compares favorably with other villages in morality and intelligence.
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