Monmouth University

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When Monmouth gained university status in 1995, it was the culminationof a long dream. Founded as a junior college in 1933, the schooldeveloped into Monmouth College and eventually grew into a modernlearning institution that now boasts extensive undergraduate and graduateprograms. This book tells the remarkable story of Monmouth's advancesand trials as it evolved through the decades into a respected university onthe Jersey Shore.Monmouth University explores the origins of Wilson Hall, from its $10.5million building costs and frequent summer visits by Pres. Woodrow Wilsonto its destruction by fire, rebuilding, and eventual sale to MonmouthCollege. This unique collection of photographs captures the filming ofthe 1980 movie Annie, presents visits from such dignitaries as ElizabethDole and Martin Luther King Jr., and explains the connection between theuniversity and the influential Guggenheim family. Sports victories, 1950ssocial events, and the journey to becoming a university are all stories toldwithin Monmouth University.
ISBN: 9780738510101
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The collaboration of authors Jim Reme, Monmouth University's photographer, and Tova Navarra, a feature writer for the Monmouth University Magazine, marked the path for this volume with their deep appreciation of the university, its loyal community, and its intriguing history.
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