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To our readers: Gardner-Webb University celebrates a historic milestone in 2021—the 50th anniversary of senior college status. Transitioning to a four-year college in 1971 was the result of 10 years of planning and meeting goals.
To celebrate this anniversary, Gardner-Webb will publish a series of articles highlighting the stories of former faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who experienced this significant achievement. View the history timeline here. Although first conceptualized in 1961, Gardner-Webb’s transition from a two-year junior college to a four-year senior college was a decade-long process. Much work had to be done, including the hiring of more highly specialized faculty, the formation of higher-level courses, and the addition of new campus buildings. There were both trials and triumphs during this period.
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Office of University Communications, "Former Gardner-Webb Faculty Members Reflect on 10-year Process to Earn Senior College Status" (2021). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 2191.