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Methodist University
Motto Veritas et Virtus (Latin)
Motto in English Truth and Virtue
Established 1956 (as Methodist College)
Type Private
President Dr. Elton Hendricks
Undergraduates 2,100
Postgraduates 115
Location Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Green and Gold
Mascot Monarchs (represented by a lion)
Athletics 19 varsity teams
Website http://www.methodist.edu

Methodist University, known until 2006 as Methodist College, is a private college that is historically related to the North Carolina Annual Conference [1] of the United Methodist Church and is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Methodist University offers over 70 majors and concentrations [2] in 5 undergraduate schools and 3 graduate programs in the School of Graduate Studies.

Methodist University enrolls a diverse student body from over 40 states and more than 30 countries. These students are involved in over 60 clubs and student organizations [3] and 19 NCAA Division III athletic teams. [4] Monarch teams have won 57 team and individual national championships in just under 50 years of competition as well as capturing 116 conference championships and amassing 286 All-Americans and 51 Academic All-Americans.

Methodist University is one of the fastest growing institutions in the southeast, having almost doubled enrollment since 1990.[5]

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Expansion

In 2007 the University opened the new science building and the Nimocks Fitness and Wellness Center.[6] This year also saw the school purchase a 51% stake of the King’s Grant Golf Course to accommodate the increase of students admitted into the PGA approved Professional Golf Management Program.[7] In the spring of 2009 construction began on 8,884 square foot William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts.[8] The new football field house will be completed in August 2009.[9]

Athletics

Golf is one of the most popular sports at Methodist. The baseball team is coached by third ranked D3 Coach Tom Austin who boasts over 900 wins in a 30 year tenure. The Monarch baseball team has reached NCAA National Tournament 22 times and reached the DIII College World Series six times. The lady monarchs are the current NCAA Division III women’s national golf champions. Their 2009 championship is the 22nd national title they have won and it extends their current streak to 12 consecutive titles.[10] The men’s team also has 9 NCAA Division III national golf championships with their most recent victory being in 1999.[11] The school also claims national titles in baseball and multiple conference championships in other sports.

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Methodist University Athletics

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