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Lebanon College

Lebanon College
Established 1956
Type Private
Students 322
Location Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
Website .edu.lebanoncollegewww

Lebanon College is a two-year private not-for-profit college located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. It was founded in 1956, but in August 2014, Lebanon College announced the cancellation of classes and said that it would close due to financial difficulties.[1]

The College is approved by the New Hampshire Post-secondary Commission to offer the associate degree, and is certified by the State of Vermont Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary to offer programs and courses in that state. The College is fully accredited by the American Council of Independent Schools and Colleges (ACICS). The Radiography Program at Lebanon College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). [1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Academics 2
  • Campus 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Founded in 1956, the college grew slowly, adding academic programs over several decades. Originally lacking a campus, academic programs were scattered and held where ever space could be found. In 1997, Donald Wenz was named the college's tenth president, and launched a "Campaign for Renewal" to purchase and renovate the old Woolworth's building in downtown Lebanon. The building was made into the main campus center for the college. In 2008 a second 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) building, to house the new and existing health and science courses and programs, was acquired. That same year, bachelors degrees in nursing and radiography were authorized by the State. Students will enter the new 4-year degrees in 2009.

In 1980 a small endowment of $100,000 was fund raised. [2] In 2006, on the institution's 50th anniversary, the college launched a "Campaign for the Future", an effort to raise $3 million to establish an endowment. Former surgeon general C. Everett Koop was the campaign's honorary chairman until his death in 2013. [3]

Academics

Lebanon College offers associates in art degrees in six areas: Fine Arts, Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Photography and 3-D Medical Imaging. The college also offers several associates in business degrees, in: Accounting, Management and Computer Information Science. An associate of science in Radiography, as well as bachelors degrees in Nursing (RN - BSN) and Radiography are also offered.

A number of certificate programs in similar areas of study are offered.[4]

Campus

Lebanon College's main campus is located at the heart of the city of Lebanon's downtown area, in the Historic District. The main campus houses academic and business offices, classrooms, science labs, an ETS computer testing center, student commons, the library, and computer labs. Although the college offers most courses and programs at the main campus, other off-campus locations include Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, several other Upper Valley hospitals, and Lebanon High School. [5]

References

  1. ^ "Lebanon College to Close" Valley News Aug. 19, 2014

External links

  • Official college web site
  • Profile

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