William Paterson University

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William Paterson University provides a fascinating window on the progression of public higher education over the past one hundred fifty years. Featuring more than two hundred photographs along with compelling historical narrative, this commemorative book chronicles the significant growth and development of William Paterson University from a normal school and teachers college to its present stature as a comprehensive regional university with educational innovation and exceptional programs. Founded in 1855, the institution began in a Paterson schoolhouse, training teachers for the public schools of Paterson. Today, located on three hundred seventy wooded acres in suburban Wayne, the university offers thirty-one undergraduate and nineteen graduate programs to nearly eleven thousand five hundred students through its five colleges.
ISBN: 9780738536989
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In William Paterson University, author Vincent N. Parrillo has created a pictorial history that not only captures the faces of those who helped shape the institution but also highlights the university's state-of-the-art resources and long-range master plan for the future. A professor of sociology at William Paterson since 1966, Parrillo is an internationally renowned authority on immigration, multiculturalism, race, and ethnic relations. Among his numerous books is Ridgewood, published in the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing.
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