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Volume 6 Relation of U.B/EUB Virginia Conferences to Shenandoah University Dec. 26, 2013

CONTENTS

I. BEGINNINGS OF SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY ........................................................................1
A. Robert J. Miller, et al.: Shenandoah at Dayton, Virginia, 1875-1950 .........................................1
1. Dayton High School, 1875-77 ................................................................................................1
2. Shenandoah Seminary, 1877-1884 .........................................................................................3
3. Shenandoah Institute, 1884-1900..........................................................................................10
4. Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (SCI), 1900-25 ..................................................................20
5. Shenandoah College, 1925-37 ..............................................................................................28
6. Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (SC&SCM), 1937-55.........31
B. James R. Wilkins, et. al.: Shenandoah College in Transition, 1952-60.....................................34
1. Years 1952-1954...................................................................................................................34
2. Searching for Alternative Futures for Shenandoah, 1954-55 ...............................................35
3. Winchester Chamber of Commerce Acts, 1955-56 ..............................................................37
4. Virginia Conference Acts To Save Shenandoah College, 1955-56......................................42
5. A Decision To Close Shenandoah College by the United Brethren in Christ, 1955-56.......44
6. Raising Funds for a Move to Winchester, 1956-57 ..............................................................47
7. Construction of a New Campus for Shenandoah College, 1957-60 .....................................52
8. Selling the Campus in Dayton, 1959 ....................................................................................53
C. Shenandoah College Prospers in Winchester, 1960-2008 ..........................................................55
1. Zynodoa 1975: Centennial History of Shenandoah, 1960-75..............................................55
2. Dr. James A. Davis: 26 Years of Growth, Education, and Service—1982-2008 ................57
a. Introduction to the College/Conservatory (Early 1980s)................................................57
b. The First Year: Restoring Confidence and Expanding the Vision ................................60
c. Starting To Build a Vision and Dream of the Future (Mid-1980s).................................62
d. Considering State Support or Growing into a University (Late 1980s and Early
1990s)..............................................................................................................................66
e. Establishing Doctoral-Level Studies (1990s) .................................................................71
f. Reaching into the Downtown Community (Late 1990s) ................................................74
g. Campus Housing and Athletic Expansion with the Addition of Football (Late
1990s)..............................................................................................................................75
h. Program Expansion and Meeting Community Needs (2000s) .......................................77
i. In Conclusion ..................................................................................................................84

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