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Virginia Intermont College

Virginia Intermont College was a private, four-year liberal arts college in Bristol, Virginia. Founded in 1884 to create additional education opportunities for women, the College has been coeducational since 1972.

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Location

Address
1013 Moore St
City
Bristol
State
VA
Zip/Post Code
24201

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
496
In State Tuition Fees
24642
Out State Tuition Fees
24642
ACT Score
23
SAT Score
1070
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.2
Male Female Ratio
30:70
Acceptance Rate
98%
Student Faculty Ratio
8:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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Mascot
Cobras
Colors
Black Gold
Conference
Appalachian
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

The College was founded as Southwest Virginia Institute in Glade Spring, Virginia on September 17, 1884 by Reverend J.R. Harrison, a Baptist minister, as a means to bring higher education opportunities to women in southwest Virginia. Instructing both boarding and day students, the school steadily grew until it outgrew its facilities in less than ten years. The College began moving to a new site in Bristol, Virginia in 1891, completing its relocation with the beginning of classes on September 14, 1893. Shortly after the move, the name was changed to Virginia Institute. A reorganization of the curriculum in 1910 brought the college into the junior college movement and the college became the first two-year institution to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.citation needed The school's name changed to Virginia Intermont College in 1908. During the 1960s five new buildings were constructed to accommodate the school's growth. In the early 1970s, Virginia Intermont became a four-year institution granting baccalaureate degrees. 1972 marked another major milestone as VI admitted men and became a coeducational institution. In July 2010, the College hired its first female president, Dr. E. Clorisa Phillips, who came to VI following 30 years in administration at the University of Virginia. Phillips has worked on fundraising initiatives for ongoing renovations and upgrades to the historic campus, and has added academic and athletic programs effective 2012-13. On May 4th, 2014, faculty president, Dr. Robert Rainwater announced during the 2014 graduation ceremony, that VI would close its doors after 130 years of education in the community. Just one day after the 2014 graduation, the board of trustees has accepted the resignation of President Clorisa Phillips. A statement issued by the college said Phillips stepped down due to personal reasons. She served as president for nearly four years. The board of trustees is placing the day-to-day leadership of the college with Compass Executives of Nashville with Art Rebrovick serving as interim president and restructuring agent. Currently, the college has set up teach out programs so that students are in a position to continue their educations with other colleges.

College Specialty

Specialty

Virginia Intermont College is a liberal arts-based, baccalaureate-granting institution serving traditional students in professional programs and in humanities, arts, social science and natural science curricula. Virginia Intermont also serves the educational needs of the regional adult population through its Evening and Weekend College. The College is dedicated to delivering to all students an educational experience in which critical thinking, creativity, oral and written communication and cultural appreciation are fundamental components. Virginia Intermont strives in its service to students to create an atmosphere conducive to intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, aesthetic, and professional development.

Alumni

Alumni

Robert Ssejjemba (2004), professional soccer player Preston Gannaway (2000), 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography Michael Elam (2003), former professional entertainer in North America and overseas, founder and first president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians ring 355, creator and cofounder of the Twin City Magic Convention.

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 147 acres

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