Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
West Virginia University was chartered by an act of the Legislature on February 7, 1867 and was called the "Agricultural College of West Virginia." In 1868, the name was changed to "West Virginia University." As early as 1867, the liberal arts and the sciences were important elements of a university education.
In 1895, the University was reorganized and the College of Arts and Sciences was created. Eleven students received degrees in 1896. In 1910, the West Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national collegiate honor society, was established within the College. During the 1992-93 academic year, more than 1,000 students received degrees from the College.
In recognition of the distinguished tradition of academic excellence and history of the achievement by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Eberly Family Charitable Trust and the Eberly Foundation of Uniontown, Pennsylvania established an endowment which provides funds for student scholarships, endowed professorships, and faculty and program development. On July 1, 1993, the College was renamed the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences to recognize
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1867.
Location. 39° 38.169′ N, 79° 57.294′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker can be reached from University Avenue north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (here, next to this marker); Woodburn Circle (here, next to this marker); Women's Centenary (within shouting distance of this marker); Chitwood Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodburn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Hick House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountaineer Field (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
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