ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE is a private residential college dedicated to
the education of students pursuing degrees in liberal arts, science,
technology, engineering and mathematics, and professional career
* 1 History
* 1.1 Founding and early years * 1.2 1920–1950 * 1.3 Presidents of the College * 1.4 Chairman of the Board of Trustees * 1.5 Alma mater
* 2 Campus
* 2.1 Academic buildings * 2.2 Administrative/non-academic buildings * 2.3 Athletic facilities * 2.4 Residential living buildings * 2.5 Other Living Opportunities * 2.6 Former campus buildings
* 3 Academics
* 3.1 Academic majors * 3.2 Academic minors * 3.3 Interdisciplinary programs * 3.4 Interdisciplinary minors
* 3.5 Continuing education
* 3.5.1 History
* 3.6 Honors program
* 4 Student life
* 5 Athletics
* 5.1 Men\'s teams * 5.2 Women\'s teams * 5.3 Former sports teams * 5.4 Individual national champions
* 6 Service to Others * 7 Notable alumni * 8 Notable faculty * 9 References * 10 External links
FOUNDING AND EARLY YEARS
Founded in 1899,
In 1921, the
PRESIDENTS OF THE COLLEGE
The College's presidents were referred to as principals prior to 1902.
* Isaac Newton Harvey "I.N.H." Beahm , 1900–1901 & 1904–1909 * George Ness Falkenstein , 1901–1902 * Daniel Conrad Reber , 1902–1904 & 1909–1918 * Henry Kulp Ober , 1918–1921 & 1924–1928 * Jacob Gibble Meyer , 1921–1924 * Ralph Weist Schlosser , 1928–1929 We love thee ever, oh E. C., And thy colors Gray and Blue.
The strong and fair alike do share The labours of thy hand. Together they proclaim always Thy glory through the land. (Refrain)
As long as breezes 'round thee blow, And countless ages roll, May Heaven's blessings on thee rest While we thy name extol. (Refrain)
* JAMES B. HOOVER CENTER FOR BUSINESS opened in August 2006 and is
named for 1975
Alpha Hall at
* ALPHA HALL opened in 1901 and was the first building erected on the College's campus. Alpha is the College's administrative center, housing the offices of the president, provost, dean of the faculty, vice president of administration, vice president of finance, vice president of institutional advancement, human resources, college relations and the development office. * BROSSMAN COMMONS opened in 2002. Brossman is a combination of the ANNENBERG CENTER and BAUGHER STUDENT CENTER opened in 1992 and 1962, respectively. A new structure was built between these two buildings, while they were refurbished. The center houses a bookstore, post office, black box theater, dining hall, convenience store, performance spaces, student support offices and the Bird Cage—a game room. * HIGH LIBRARY opened in 1990. The Library is 54,230 square feet and has the capability to house 250,000 volumes. * LEFFLER CHAPEL AND PERFORMANCE CENTER opened in 1995. A gift from Carlos R. and Georgiana F. Leffler, the Chapel is home to the 844-seat Musser Auditorium, the Lyet Gallery and the McCormick Gallery exhibition space. * LEFFLER HOUSE opened in 1956 and currently houses the admissions office. * YOUNG CENTER FOR ANABAPTIST AND PIETIST STUDIES is named for Galen S. Young D.O. and Jessie M. Young, and opened in 1989. The Center includes the Bucher Meetinghouse, a small book shop, offices, a research room and classroom.
* ALUMNI COURTS are six hard-true tennis courts used by the men's and women's tennis teams. * ALUMNI POOL is home to the men's and women's swim teams. * IRA R. HERR FIELD was opened in 1970 and is the home field for men's and women's soccer. It is named for Ira R. Herr, who virtually touched every part of the College's athletics program. The Field has been the site of four NCAA Division III Final Fours and ten other NCAA tournaments. * KEVIN SCOTT BOYD MEMORIAL STADIUM is the home field for baseball and named in honor of Kevin Scott Boyd who played for the Blue Jays from 1996 to 1998. * THE NEST is home field for the softball team. * THOMPSON GYMNASIUM opened in 1970 and is home to the women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and wrestling teams.
Ira R. Field at
* WOLF FIELD opened in 2002 and is the home field for field hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.
RESIDENTIAL LIVING BUILDINGS
* BRINSER RESIDENCE HALL opened in 1965 and is named for David E. a literary magazine—Fine Print; a television station —ECTV; a radio station — WWEC 88.3 FM; and a yearbook —the Conestogan. Etownian website logo (2012)
The Etownian has been featured as a top-tier student newspaper for small schools, earning First Place with Special Merit recognition from the American Scholastic Press Association in 2010. It is entirely written and edited by students and is distributed weekly on Thursdays, throughout the academic year.
Elizabethtown is affiliated with the Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA) program which allows students to study abroad for an academic semester. In addition to BCA, the college offers multiple internship and study abroad opportunities through other affiliates.
The students of
* Baseball started in 1930*
* Basketball started in 1928.
* NCAA Division III National Runner-Up: 2001-02
* Cross country started in 1956. * Golf started play in 1965. No seasons were held from 1978-1988, but it was reinstated in 1988. * Lacrosse started in 2002.
* Soccer started play in 1938.
* NAIA National Co-champion: 1960 * NAIA National Runner-Up: 1959 * NCAA Division III National Champion: 1989
* Swimming started in 1964. * Tennis started play in 1948. * Track and field was established in 1929, but disappeared quickly. Later, in 1975, track and field was reestablished.
* Wrestling started in 1954.
* Hosted the 2015 NCAA Championship
* - (All years given are when the teams became varsity sports)
* Basketball started play in 1928.
* Cross country started in 1956.
* Field hockey started play in 1952.
* Hosted the 1982 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship * Fourth place finish in 1981
* Lacrosse started play in 2002.
* Soccer started play in 1988.
* Hosted the 1997 NCAA Championship
* Softball started play in 1979. * Swimming started in 1964. * Tennis started play in 1961. * Track and field was established in 1929, but disappeared quickly. It was reestablished in 1975, but the women's team ended because of a lack of participation in 1981. The team was brought back in 1998, but the College did not begin competing again until 2000. * Volleyball started play in 1978/
* - (All years given are when the teams became varsity sports)
FORMER SPORTS TEAMS
* Football was played for one season in 1928. It was not sanctioned by the College, but did play a full intercollegiate schedule.
INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
* Kevin Clark - Indoor Track - NCAA Division III - Pole Vault - 2007
* Beckie Donecker - Tennis - NCAA Division III - Singles - 1982 and AIAW Doubles Champion - 1981 * Jen Haifley - Tennis - AIAW - Doubles - 1981 * Eric Mast - Wrestling - NCAA Division III - 118 pound weight - 1973-1974 and 1976-1977
SERVICE TO OTHERS
Elizabethtown's motto is "Educate for Service." Over 600 students, alumni, faculty and administrators participate annually in the Into the Streets service program every October in the Elizabethtown community.
* David G. Behrs '81, President,
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College ,
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana
Richard L. Bond '69, Former Chief Executive Officer,
David S. Brown : Author of Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual
Biography ISBN 0-226-07640-7
* David Cullen :
Grammy award winning guitarist
* David Downing: Noted
C. S. Lewis scholar
Paul Gottfried : Noted political writer
Donald Kraybill : Noted scholar of Amish studies
* Michele Lee Kozimor-King : Noted sociologist: A Work and Family
Jeffery D. Long : Noted