Whitworth University is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Spokane, Washington, United States, that offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a variety of academic disciplines.
In 1883 founder George F. Whitworth established the Sumner Academy in Sumner, a small town in Washington Territory.ï¿½ The school was incorporated in 1890 as Whitworth College.ï¿½ In 1899, the college moved to Tacoma.ï¿½ When a Spokane developer offered land just before World War I, the college moved once more. In September 1914 classes were held for the first time in Spokane. In 1942, Whitworth merged with Spokane Junior College when the latter shut down due to financial difficulties during World War II.
Whitworth University is a private, residential, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and the heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning.
Michael Allan (2007) was drafted as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs Richard Carr, Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Air Force Richard Cizik (1973), vice president for governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals, was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2008 Philip W. Eaton (1965), former president of Seattle Pacific University Sia Figiel, Samoan novelist Edward Kienholz, American Pop Art installation artist Michael K. Le Roy, President of Calvin College Stephen C. Meyer (1980), executive officer and co-founder of the Discovery Institute, a Seattle based think tank promoting the inclusion of Intelligent Design in the biological sciences, and one-time philosophy professor at Whitworth. David Myers (1964), social psychologist and author Ralph Polson, former NBA player Mike Riley (1977, Master's Degree), Oregon State football coach Trevor St. John, American actor on One Life to Live Ray Stone (1951), former Mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, bachelor's completed in 1951; master's degree from Whitworth in 1952. Ray Washburn (1961), pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1961ï¿½1969) and the Cincinnati Reds (1970) Austin Washington, who was All-NWC his freshman year before transferring to Gonzaga University, now plays for the Chicago Fire
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