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Faulkner University
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Motto For God and For You
Established 1942
Type Private
Religious affiliation Churches of Christ
Endowment $16,667,481
President Billy D. Hilyer
Faculty 118
Students 3000
Undergraduates 2,212
Location Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Campus Urban, 74 acres (.29 km²)
Athletics NAIA Region XIII
MSC (football only)
SSAC (all other sports)
Colors Blue, White
Nickname Eagles
Website www.faulkner.edu
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Faulkner University is a private Christian university, located in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, and affiliated with the Church of Christ. The University was founded in 1942 as Montgomery Bible School. In 1953 the school's name was changed to Alabama Christian College (ACC). In 1965, the college was moved to its present location on Atlanta Highway. 1975 marked the beginning of the school's satellite campuses in Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham. In 1985, the school was renamed to Faulkner University in honor of Dr. James H. Faulkner, Sr., a longtime supporter and chairman of the board.

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Academic Programs and Facilities

The M. B. Myers Fine Arts Center houses the music and theater departments, as well as the Great Books Honors College. It was constructed in 1977 as a student center but was later converted to the current Fine Arts Center in 1982.

Education classes are held in Leonard Johnson Hall, which includes a curriculum lab, an education center and an education department. Criminal Justice classes are held in the Joe Greer Hall.

The Great Books Honors College serves Faulkner's brightest students with 5 core classes grounded in the Great Books. Students expose authors from Homer to Aquinas to Nietzsche, and the classes are discussion based.

The Linda Brooks Hall houses biology, chemistry and physics labs, along with a greenhouse. There is also an Instructional Support Lab which provides tutorial assistance with students struggling academically.

The Thomas Goode Jones School of Law contains seven classrooms, a mock courtroom, and three seminar rooms. The law school was granted American Bar Association provisional accreditation on June 10, 2006. On December 6, 2009, the American Bar Association's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar granted full approval to Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Faulkner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and juris doctor degrees.

Campus

Athletic events and daily chapel services are held in Tine Davis Gymasium. The university has added the Student Multiplex, which includes a weight room, racquetball courts, a running track, basketball/volleyball courts, a game room, and four new classrooms. Football has recently been added to the varsity sports program at Faulkner.

V.P. Black School of Biblical Studies

The university has four dormitories for students. Burton and Baldwin dormitories provide housing for upperclass male students while Davis dorm provides housing for freshmen males. Harris dormitory provides housing for ladies. Upperclassmen who are either a senior or 21 years or older are able to live in the Harrison apartments which offer a living area consisting of four bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room. The J. L. Perry Building contains the school's cafeteria, a coffee shop, the post office, and the book store.

There are several clubs and organizations on campus. One such organization is Students for a Democratic Society or SDS[1].

Harris College of Business

The Harris College of Business is a 41,000-square-foot (3,800 m2) building near the main entrance of the campus. The department of Business along with the Admissions Office, Human Resources, and University Advancement departments are housed here.

The Gus Nichols Library houses 105,000 volumes including reference materials, general circulation materials, electronic books and multimedia items.

The Harris-Parker Building houses the V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies. The building opened on March 3, 2003. All Bible classes are taught in this building. The building contains the Lester Chapel which can be reserved for devotionals, weddings, preacher training and other small gatherings.

Student life

Gus Nichols Library

All full-time students who are not married or do not live with their parents are required to live in the dormitories. Seniors and students 21 years or older are exempt from this requirement.

Students that have classes ending before 10:00 AM are required to attend the school's daily chapel service in the Gymnasium at 10:00 AM.

Undergraduate students are required to take a Bible course each semester for every 15 hours of non-Bible related courses.

Faulkner University does not have national fraternities or sororities. Rather, they offer gender-based social clubs. Currently, there are ten social clubs, The boys clubs are Epsilon Phi Upsilon, Kappa Sigma Phi, Zeta Eta Theta, Sigma Psi Chi and Lambda Chi Alpha. The girls clubs are: Delta Xi Omega, Phi Lambda, Alpha Alpha Alpha, Chi Omicron Chi and Alpha Delta Psi.Club members participate in Jamboree, a spring musical, intramural sports (i.e. Softball, basketball, flag football and volleyball) among many other social activities. The clubs are also involved in many service projects throughout the school year.

Athletics

Faulkner competes in the NAIA and NCCAA in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and most recently American football. The men's basketball team finished the 2007 regular season tied for first in the Southern States Athletic Conference with neighboring Auburn-Montgomery. The inaugural football season started in Fall 2007 under head coach Jim Nichols, who spent the previous three years as a graduate assistant to Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville. The football team now competes in the Mid-South Conference.

One of the few NAIA schools in the country to have its own radio network that covers all basketball and football games. The Faulkner Radio Network was started in 1997 by then local talk show host Doug Amos, who also handles the play by play duties. He was joined on the broadcasts by color analyst Darrell Dapprich in 1998, forming one of the more entertaining small college broadcast teams in the country.

Famous Alumni

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Coordinates: 32°23′8″N 86°13′2″W / 32.38556°N 86.21722°W / 32.38556; -86.21722


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