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Salisbury University

Salisbury University is a public university in Salisbury, Maryland. Currently, Salisbury University offers 42 distinct undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programs.


1101 Camden Ave


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College History


Salisbury University, originally called the Maryland State Normal School, was opened on September 7, 1925 as a two-year institution to train elementary school teachers to help fill the teacher shortage in the state of Maryland. The original class of 105 students were greeted by Salisbury's first president, Dr. William J. Holloway, an experienced educator and the driving force behind the creation of the school. The curriculum was influenced by best practices established at Columbia's Teachers College, alma mater of six of Salisbury Normal School's eight original faculty. During the Great Depression, Maryland extended the required course of study at Normal Schools from two years to three years, and to four years in 1934, paving the way for the institution to become Maryland State Teachers College one year later. In 1935, its name was changed to Maryland State Teachers College, and in 1963 to Salisbury State College. Between 1962 and 1995 several Masters Degree programs were approved. In 1988, the name was changed to Salisbury State University. In 2001, the name was changed again to Salisbury University In 2007, construction was completed on the Teacher Education and Technology Center, located on the main campus. Construction began in the fall of 2006] and cost an estimated $75 million to complete. The building houses education and technology classrooms as well as a professional recording studio, and is equipped with state-of-the-art Smart Classroom technology. It also includes a satellite dining facility. In 2009, a multi-level parking garage on the east-campus located next to the sports fields was completed. Two new buildings were completed in 2011; the Perdue School of Business and a new, upper classmen residence hall. The $55 million Perdue School of Business, named for Frank Perdue, was opened with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on September 9, 2011. "Jim Perdue said his father would be proud of Perdue School accomplishments. �Just as my grandfather started the company on a solid foundation in 1920, this school really has a solid foundation for business education on Delmarva,� he added. The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation donated $8 million for the building, the largest gift for a capital project in SU history. The building also includes the Franklin P. Perdue Museum of Business and Entrepreneurship, one of the few campus-based museums devoted to business nationwide, said University archivist David Ranzan. With some $3.1 million in new technology, the traditional academic exterior houses the latest resources for students and faculty.

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Committed to the fulfillment of the Salisbury University Mission, the Division of Student Affairs builds meaningful relationships with students prior to arrival on campus, in and out of the classroom and through graduation, in an intentional effort to foster student success. The Division of Student Affairs is committed to supporting students as they prepare for meaningful lives and careers as well as challenging students to engage in activities and organizations that facilitate personal growth, develop successful life skills and contribute to civic involvement. By empowering all students to become active and successful members of the learning community, students will be educated to:



Jake Bergey - Former professional Lacrosse Player Steve Bisciotti - Owner, Baltimore Ravens Football Team Talmadge Branch - Democrat in Maryland House of Delegates for District 45 Eric M. Bromwell - Democrat in Maryland House of Delegates for District 8 Norman Conway - Democrat in Maryland House of Delegates for District 38 B, Chairman of Appropriations Committee Jeannie Haddaway - Republican in Maryland House of Delegates for District 37B Scott Krinsky - Actor/Comedian, currently starring in the NBC series Chuck Frank Perdue - Former president of Perdue Farms, major contributor to Salisbury University. The Perdue School of Business is named in his honor. Justin Ready - Republican in Maryland House of Delegates for District 5A Kenneth D. Schisler - Former Maryland Delegate and former chair of the Maryland Public Service Commission. Mike Seidel - Weather Channel meteorologist J. Lowell Stoltzfus - Former Maryland Delegate and State Senator in Maryland State Senate for District 38. Kris Valderrama - Democrat in Maryland House of Delegates for District 26 Byron Westbrook - American football player, formerly of the Washington Redskins. Jennifer Hope Wills - Actress, starring in �Phantom of the Opera� on Broadway Dan Quinn - Defensive Coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. Dale Midkiff - Actor Matt Dewhurst - General Manager, DC Current, Major League Ultimate Danny Clark - Professional athlete, Boston Whitecaps, Major League Ultimate Keven Moldenhauer - Head coach, DC Current, Major League Ultimate



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