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Centenary College
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Established 1867
Type Private University
President Barbara Lethwaite, Ph.D.[1]
Faculty 64 full-time (8 tenured)
Undergraduates 3,976
Location Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA
Campus (main)42 acres, (equine) 65 acres
Athletics 14 teams
Colors Centenary Blue and Grey
Affiliations United Methodist Church
Website http://www.centenarycollege.edu
For other institutions of higher education using the name Centenary College, see Centenary College

Centenary College was founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church. Centenary has evolved from a coeducational preparatory school to a girls' preparatory school (1910), to a Junior college for women (1940), to a four-year women's college (1976), to a coeducational baccalaureate-degree-granting institution (1988) and finally to a master-degree-granting institution (1995). In 1999, the Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) was founded. Centenary College is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

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General

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Centenary was founded in 1867 by the United Methodist Church and offers undergraduate and graduate studies. There are currently 1,507 traditional undergraduate and graduate students, 692 students enrolled in the college's Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS), and 270 part-time undergraduate students. Centenary College also offers accelerated online programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level including an MBA in Management, Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance.

Centenary College is a fully accredited member of the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Centenary is located in a suburban setting in Warren County, New Jersey, in the Kittatinny Mountains, about an hour's drive west from New York City and east of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The College developed a Master Development Plan for the Hackettstown campus to address the needs for students and provide a cultural resource for the surrounding northwest New Jersey region. The Master Development Plan also calls for additional classrooms, Lackland Student Center, a renovated and expanded Reeves Recreation Center, improved pathways, and more parking.

Athletics

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Students participate in 14 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports. The school joined the Colonial States Athletic Conference for the 2007-08 season, after having been a member of the Skyline Conference. Students enrolled in the college's Equine programs may participate in competitions through intercollegiate organizations such as the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association or the Intercollegiate Dressage Association or with the Hunter/Jumper's Club.

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Teams

Baseball, Men's Baskettball, Women's Basketball, Cross County, IHSA, IDA, Hunter/Jumper Golf, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccor, Softball, Vollyball, and Wrestling.

Noted Athletic Achievements

In 2009 Centenary's Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team won the National Championships in Murfreesboro, TN. Lindsay Clark, a Centenary Student, also won the USEF/Cacchione Cup.<[2]

Academic Programs

Undergraduate

Business

Associate of arts in Liberal Arts - Online Associate
Bachelor of Science n Business Administration - Online Bachelor
Accounting - Bachelor of Science
Business Administration - Bachelor of Science

Communication and Fine Arts

Art and Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
Fashion Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
Fashion Merchandising - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
Communication - Bachelor of Arts
Theater Arts - Bachelor of Arts

Education

Elementary Education Certification - Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Secondary Education Certification - Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

English and Foreign Languages

English - Bachelor of Arts

Equine Studies

Communication for the Equine Industry - Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science
Equine Science - Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science
Equine Business Management - Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science
Riding Instruction and Training - Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Biology - Bachelor of Science
Mathematics - Bachelor of Arts

Social Sciences

Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Arts
Global Studies - Bachelor of Arts
Political & Governmental Affairs - Bachelor of Arts
Social Work - Bachelor of Arts
Sociology - Bachelor of Arts

Behavioral and Historical Studies

History - Bachelor of Arts
Psychology - Bachelor of Arts

Certification Programs

Certification in Criminalistics
NJ Teaching Certification
Supervisor Licensure
Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification
Therapeutic Riding Instruction
Writing Certificate

Masters Programs

Online

Business Administration
Educational Practice
Leadership and Public Administration

Accelerated On-Ground

Traditional

Business Administration
Educational Leadership
English Literature
Instructional Leadership
Special Education
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Leadership and Public Administration
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalytic Counseling
School Counseling

Campuses

Centenary college consists of four campuses: the main campus at Hackettstown, satellite campuses in Parsippany, New Jersey and Metro Park located in Iselin and the Equestrian Center in Long Valley.

Hackettstown Campus

The Hackettstown campus is the main campus and location of most undergraduate classes, as well as housing for undergraduates. The campus consists of seventeen buildings, eight of which are dormitories.

Dormitories

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Reeves - Freshmen Only
Smith - International & freshmen
Lotte - Co-Ed (male and female floors)
Van Winkle - Women Only Dormitory, basement houses Centenary TV station
Washabaugh - Co-Ed (male and female floors)y
Andreson - Co-Ed (male and female floors)
Founders - Apartment Style (Co-Ed Floors, Men/Women only Apartments)
Bennett Smith - Apartment Style (Co-Ed Floors, Men/Women only Apartments)

Buildings

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Seay Building - Classrooms, Chapel, Cafeteria, Theatre, Tilly's Cafe, Main College Offices; Admissions, Business Office, Campus Life, Financial Aid,Human Resources, Health Services, Information Technology, Presidents Office, WNTI Radio, etc.
Ferry Building - Classrooms and some offices; Student Activities, Campus Ministry.
Trevorrow - Science and Art Building; Classrooms, Labs, Fashion Department, Science Department.
Taylor Memorial Library - Library, Classrooms, Print Shop, Coffee Bar.
Harris & Betts Smith Learning Center - Academic Success Center, Classrooms.
Reeves Gymnasium - Gym, Pool, Weight Room, Athletics Department.
Brotherton Hall - Professor offices, Classrooms, Woman's Center.
Littell Technology Center - Classrooms, Graphics Department, Students in Free Enterprise(SIFE) office.
Lackland Center - Under Construction, opening in 2010. Will house the following NEW areas: classrooms, theater, cafeteria, TV studio.

Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center is located in Long Valley, New Jersey. It consists of several large paddocks, an outdoor eventing course, two indoor arenas and one outdoor arena. The Equestrian Center sits on 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land.

In 2007 Centenary Equestrian Center hosted the American National Riding Commission Championships, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone Finals, and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Championships.[3]

Parsippany

Home to the CAPS or Center for Adult and Professional Students. Most of the CAPS classes as well as staff are located here. Classes generally take place in the evening. Parsippany boasts a small cafe, offices for staff, a student computer lab, a student workroom, and 13 classrooms

Metro Park

Located in Iselin. Metro Park is a satellite campus for the CAPS program with evening classes only. This campus consists of six classrooms, two offices, a small conference room, a small dinette, a server room, and a student work room.

Student Activities

WNTI 91.9 - College's Radio Station, located in the Seay Building.
Centenary College Television - College's own television station with original programming. Located in the basement of Van Winkle Hall.
The Quill - Centenary's student newspaper. Printed quarterly by the college for students, by students.
Enviromental Group - The goal of this organization is to create a sense of responsibility to our resources and our community. Holds monthly meetings.
Film Club - Weekly Gatherings to watch, review, and discuss classic movies.
Greek Life - Centenary is home to Omega Rho Fraternity and Theta Epsilon Nu (Peithosphian Sorority).
Intramurals - Students have the opportunity to take place in many intramural type games during the school season.
SIFE - Students in Free Enterprise
Student Government - Centenary also boasts an active Student Government.
Student Writing - Students can contribute creative writing for the website Persona, which is updated year-round. A literary journal Prism is published annually and accepts submissions from college students throughout New Jersey.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ Dr. Barbara Lethwaite Named Centenary's Acting President, Centenary College. Accessed December 12, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.aqha.com/showing/news/TopStories%20misc/ihsa2009results.html "In 2009 Centenary's Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team won the National Championships in Murfreesboro, TN. Lindsay Clark, a Centenary Student, also won the USEF/Cacchione Cup.
  3. ^ http://www.centenarycollege.edu/cms/?id=1377 "In 2007 Centenary Equestrian Center hosted the American National Riding Commission Championships, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone Finals, and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Championships."
  4. ^ "SORORITIES ADMIT 85 AT CENTENARY JUNIOR; Majority of Students Named to Three Societies Are From New York Area", The New York Times, November 21, 1937. Accessed December 6, 2007. "Miss Bette Cooper of this community, who was chosen Miss America for 1937 at the Atlantic City beauty contest in September, is a new member of Delta Sigma Sigma."
  5. ^ "Centenary’s Kimball Chosen by Nationals in 12th Round.", Centenary College of New Jersey press release dated July 7, 2006. Accessed January 13, 2008. "A graduate of Hackettstown High School, and a resident of Great Meadows NJ, Centenary has been a terrific fit for Cole’s most recent two seasons."

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Coordinates: 40°50′53″N 74°50′02″W / 40.848°N 74.834°W / 40.848; -74.834


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