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Campbell University

Campbell University
Campbell University

sciences; offering both theory and vocational education. It also hosts several professional schools.


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Ad astra per aspera To the stars through difficulties 1887 Private university $104.7 million Jerry M. Wallace 10,471 (total), 6,982 (main campus) Buies Creek, North Carolina, United States Rural, 850-acre (3.4 km2) main campus Fighting Camels Gaylord the Camel NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference

Kivett Hall, built 1903 Campbell University was founded as a community school on January 5, 1887 called Buies Creek Academy. It was founded by North Carolina preacher James Archibald Campbell, who believed that no student should be denied admission because of lack of funds. It started with 21 students. James Archibald Campbell is grandfather of former professor and Buies Creek Resident, Catherine Campbell King. Late husband, Robert King, used to work there as well. She now resides across from Campbell University front. In 1926, the school attained junior college status and changed its name from Buies Creek Academy to Campbell Junior College. In 1961, Campbell became a senior college. The name was changed to Campbell University on June 6, 1979.
Presidents James Archibald Campbell: Leslie Hartwell Campbell Norman Adrian Wiggins 1887-1934 1934-1967 1967-2003

Campbell University is a university in Buies Creek, North Carolina, USA. Campbell is a coeducational, church-related (Baptist) university, and has an approximately equal number of male and female students. The school consciously promotes the awareness and application of Christian principles. It is a university of the liberal arts and


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Jerry M. Wallace 2003-present

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west on T.T. Lanier Street to the east on Main Street. In this part of campus are Marshbanks Dining Hall (1934), Leslie H. Campbell Hall of Science (1961), J.P. Riddle Pharmacy Center (1991), Maddox Hall (2007) (Pharmacy School), Pearson Hall (1915), Carrie Rich Memorial Library (1925), Carter Gymnasium (1952) and James A. Campbell Administration Building (1961).

Graduate programs were begun in 1977 with the Master of Education degree. The Master of Business Administration degree was added in 1978 and the Master of Science in Government was established in 1982. The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law was founded in 1976, and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business was begun in 1983. The Pharmacy School and School of Education were established in 1985. The Divinity School was established in 1995.

Lundy-Fetterman School of Business with Purvis Garden fountain Beyond Fellowship Commons lies the north campus which contains several residence halls along with the Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Center (1984) and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business (1999). East of Main Street are more of Campbell’s athletic facilities including, Taylor Field (baseball), Johnson Memorial Natatorium (swimming), and the construction site of the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center as well as the Buies Creek post office. South of Leslie Campbell Avenue are more residence halls, including the new student apartments in Barker Hall (2005). South of U.S. Highway 421 are athletic fields and the site of the future Campbell Football Stadium. Future plans call for further renovations to the Academic Circle, including the new Butler Chapel and bell tower.[1]

D. Rich Memorial Building Located in the Sandhills of southeastern North Carolina, the University is nestled in the small unincorporated village of Buies Creek near the Cape Fear River. The Buies Creek census-designated place population was only 2,215 in the 2000 census and the surrounding area remains rural. However, Buies Creek is approximately 33 miles (53 km) south of Raleigh, the state capital and North Carolina’s second-largest city, and approximately 33 miles (53 km) north of Fayetteville, North Carolina’s sixth-largest city. The center of campus is Academic Circle, which fronts Leslie Campbell Avenue to the south. Academic Circle is a grass throughfare, laced with sidewalks and magnolia trees that is surrounded on the south by dormitories Layton Hall (1923), Kitchin Hall (1955), and Baldwin Hall (1958) and along the north by the Frederick L. Taylor Hall of Religion (1973) (Divinity School), D. Rich Memorial Building (1923), Kivett Hall (1903) (Law School), Wiggins Hall (1993) (Law School), and Britt Hall (1947) (campus bookstore). North of Academic Circle the buildings flank the newly developed Fellowship Commons, a series of brick sidewalks and gathering places that connect the campus from the

Campbell offers over 100 tracks and concentrations; master’s programs in business, education, pharmaceutical science, clinical research and divinity; and professional programs in law and pharmacy. The University also makes study abroad and other special programs available. Along with Campbell’s premier undergraduate programs, the school has also achieved renown for its graduate programs. Since its establishment in 1986, Campbell University School of Pharmacy has maintained a 99 percent passage rate on


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both state and national exams. In ten of the last sixteen years, School of Pharmacy students have achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). The School of Law Class of 2006 scored a 97% passage rate on July’s North Carolina Bar Exam, topping all other law schools in the state. Campbell University’s Norman A. Wiggins School of Law was featured in the Princeton Review’s 2007 edition of the “Best 170 Law Schools” publication. Graduates of the School of Law have frequently led in passage rates on the North Carolina Bar Exam since the school’s establishment in 1976, including a 100 percent passage rate in 1994, the first time all members of a graduation class accomplished that feat in North Carolina history. The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business offers a joint MBA with Pharm.D., J.D., and M.Div. students. Also, undergraduate business students have the option of electing to stay a fifth year to earn a joint BBA/MBA. Campbell is a dynamic institution in the wealth management industry by offering a one-of-a-kind degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration in Trust and Wealth Management. Banks and financial institutions from around the country court Campbell students for paid summer internships and for permanent hire upon graduation. Campbell University Board Chairman, Mr. Harold Wells, has announced that at its August 27, 2008 meeting, the Executive Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees received a favorable report regarding the addition of a master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS). Subject to approval of the full Board of Trustees, the University will begin the development and accreditation process for the professional program, anticipating the enrollment of the first class in 2011. • College of Arts • Campbell and Sciences University Divinity • Lundy-Fetterman School School of Business • Campbell • Norman Adrian University School Wiggins School of of Education Law • Campbell University School of Pharmacy

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Campbell Football Helmet Campbell University fields 18 varsity men’s and women’s sports which are nicknamed the Fighting Camels and compete in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference for most sports. The football team competes in the Pioneer Football League as of 2008. The men’s wrestling team competes in the Colonial Athletic Association. • • Baseball • • Basketball • Basketball • Cross country • Cross country • Cheerleading • Football • Golf • Golf • Soccer • Soccer • Softball • Tennis • Swimming • Track • Tennis • Wrestling • Track • Volleyball Campbell completed the John W. Pope Convocation Center, an athletic complex for basketball and volleyball. The facility also houses training and conditioning facilities for athletes and students.

The Campbell Times
The Campbell Times is the student newspaper at the university and is published monthly during the spring and fall semesters.

WCCE-FM is an FM radio station broadcasting on frequency 90.1 that was signed on by the university on October 7, 1974. Campbell sold the station in 2007.

Student activities

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Name Paul Green Class year Notability 1914 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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Norman Adrian 1948 Wiggins John D. Loudermilk Jim Perry Gaylord Perry Cal Koonce Bob Etheridge George Lehmann John Tyson 1979 (School of Law) 1980 1981 (School of Law) 1983 (School of Law) 1957 1959 1960 1961 1965

former president and chancellor of the university American singer and songwriter former Major League Baseball pitcher inductee of the Baseball Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball pitcher and also Campbell’s all-time winningest baseball coach member of the U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina, 2nd District professional basketball player Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

Fred Whitfield Elaine Marshall Ann Marie Calabria

president and chief operating officer of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats North Carolina Secretary of State

Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

Notable alumni References
[1] "Butler Chapel plans". chapel.html.

External links
• Campbell University is at coordinates 35°24′36″N 78°44′25″W / 35.4098835°N 78.7402954°W / 35.4098835; -78.7402954 (Campbell University)Coordinates: 35°24′36″N 78°44′25″W / 35.4098835°N 78.7402954°W / 35.4098835; -78.7402954 (Campbell University)

See also
• Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Retrieved from "" Categories: Campbell University, Atlantic Sun Conference, Pioneer Football League, Universities and colleges in North Carolina, Universities and colleges affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, Universities and colleges in the Research Triangle (North Carolina), Baptist schools This page was last modified on 5 May 2009, at 15:03 (UTC). All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) taxdeductible nonprofit charity. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers


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