Faulkner University Motto For God and For You Established 1942 Type Private Religious affiliation Churches of Christ Endowment $15.4 million President Billy D. Hilyer Academic staff 118 Students 3,574 Undergraduates 2,212 Location Montgomery, Alabama, USA Campus Urban, 74 acres (.29 km²) Athletics NAIA Region XIII
MSC (football only)
SSAC (all other sports)
Colors Blue, White Nickname The Eagles Website www.faulkner.edu
Faulkner University is a private Christian university, located in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, and affiliated with the Church of Christ. The University was founded in 1942 as Montgomery Bible School. In 1953 the school's name was changed to Alabama Christian College (ACC). In 1965, the college was moved to its present location on Atlanta Highway. 1975 marked the beginning of the school's satellite campuses in Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham. In 1985, the school was renamed to Faulkner University in honor of Dr. James H. Faulkner, Sr., a longtime supporter and chairman of the board.
Academic Programs and Facilities
The M. B. Myers Fine Arts Center houses the music and theater departments, as well as the Great Books Honors College. It was constructed in 1977 as a student center but was later converted to the current Fine Arts Center in 1982.
Education classes are held in Leonard Johnson Hall, which includes a curriculum lab, an education center and an education department. Criminal Justice classes are held in the Joe Greer Hall.
The Great Books Honors College serves Faulkner's brightest students with 5 core classes grounded in the Great Books. These classes are discussion based, and expose students to authors ranging from Homer and Aquinas to Nietzsche and Plato, among many others.
The Linda Brooks Hall houses biology, chemistry and physics labs, along with a greenhouse. There is also an Instructional Support Lab which provides tutorial assistance with students struggling academically.
The Thomas Goode Jones School of Law contains seven classrooms, a mock courtroom, and three seminar rooms. The law school was granted American Bar Association provisional accreditation on June 10, 2006. On December 6, 2009, the American Bar Association's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar granted full approval to Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.
Faulkner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and juris doctor degrees.
Athletic events and daily chapel services are held in Tine Davis Gymasium. The university has added the Student Multiplex, which includes a weight room, racquetball courts, a running track, basketball/volleyball courts, a game room, and four new classrooms. Football has recently been added to the varsity sports program at Faulkner.
The university has four dormitories for students. Burton and Baldwin dormitories provide housing for upperclass male students while Davis dorm provides housing for freshmen males. Harris dormitory provides housing for ladies. Upperclassmen who are either a senior or 21 years or older are able to live in the Harrison apartments which offer a living area consisting of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room. The J. L. Perry Building contains the school's cafeteria, a coffee shop, the post office, and the book store.
The Harris College of Business is a 41,000-square-foot (3,800 m2) building near the main entrance of the campus. The department of Business along with the Admissions Office, Human Resources, and University Advancement departments are housed here.
The Gus Nichols Library houses 105,000 volumes including reference materials, general circulation materials, electronic books and multimedia items.
The Harris-Parker Building houses the V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies. The building opened on March 3, 2003. All Bible classes are taught in this building. The building contains the Lester Chapel which can be reserved for devotionals, weddings, preacher training and other small gatherings.
All full-time students under the age of 21 who are not seniors, married, or who do not live with their parents are required to live in the dormitories.
All on-campus students and any off-campus students who have classes ending before 10:00 AM are required to attend the school's daily chapel service in the Gymnasium at 10:00 AM.
Undergraduate students are required to take a Bible course each semester for every 15 hours of non-Bible related courses.
Faulkner University does not have national fraternities or sororities. Rather, they offer gender-based social clubs. Currently, there are ten social clubs, The boys clubs are Epsilon Phi Upsilon, Kappa Sigma Phi, Zeta Eta Theta, Sigma Psi Chi and Lambda Alpha Chi. The girls clubs are: Delta Xi Omega, Phi Lambda, Alpha Alpha Alpha, Chi Omicron Chi and Alpha Delta Psi.Club members participate in Jamboree, a spring musical, intramural sports (i.e. Softball, basketball, flag football and volleyball) among many other social activities. The clubs are also involved in many service projects throughout the school year.
Faulkner competes in the NAIA and NCCAA in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and most recently American football. The men's basketball team finished the 2007 regular season tied for first in the Southern States Athletic Conference with neighboring Auburn-Montgomery. The inaugural football season started in Fall 2007 under head coach Jim Nichols, who spent the previous three years as a graduate assistant to Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville. The football team now competes in the Mid-South Conference.
One of the few NAIA schools in the country to have its own radio network that covers all basketball and football games. The Faulkner Radio Network was started in 1997 by then local talk show host Doug Amos, who also handles the play by play duties. He was joined on the broadcasts by color analyst Darrell Dapprich in 1998.
Famous alumni and professors
- Bobby Bright - United States Congressman
- Shane Reynolds - Retired Major League Baseball pitcher
- Patricia M. Smith - Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
- Michael A. O'Donnell - a former professor and dean with Faulkner University who is an author, researcher, and international lecturer with a Ph.D. from Kansas State University and is best known for his Adolescent Wellness Research Project, co-conducted with family strengths scholar Nick Stinnett, Ph.D., a professor with the University of Alabama. Their research on Adolescent Wellness was published in the book Good Kids (Doubleday 1995) and was presented before the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, in 1995. The United Nations also published their research in the UN Directory of International Year of the Family Research Projects in the summer of 1995.
- ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2009_NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values.pdf. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- ^ New Man magazine, "Successful Kids Believe," Nov./Dec. 1997.
- ^ Stinnett, Nick, & John DeFrain. 1985. Secrets of Strong families. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.
- ^ Abilene Reporter News, "Survey Says Normal, Happy Teens Do Exist," Jerry Daniel Reed, July 11, 1994.
- ^ Cited in DeFrain, John; Swanson, Dianne; Brand, Gail (2008) "Creating a Strong Family: Looking at Life from a Family Strengths Perspective", University of Nebraska.
- ^ Cited in DeFrain, John and Sylvia M. Asay. “Strong Families Around the World: An Introduction to the Family Strengths Perspective.” Co-published simultaneously in Marriage & Family Review Haworth Press Vol. 41, No. 1/2, 2007, pp. 1-10; and: Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives (ed: John DeFrain, and Sylvia M. Asay) The Haworth Press, Inc., 2007, pp. 1-10.
- ^ Cited in DeFrain, John ; Asay, Sylvia M. , "Family Strengths and Challenges in the USA", Marriage & Family Review: Vol. 41, Issue 3 & 4, 2007.
- ^ USA Today, "One Last Trip Before Kids Fly the Coop," Linda Temple, Sept. 4, 1997.
- ^ Article on "Good Kids" in Vietnamese
- ^ Delaware County Sunday Times, "O'Donnell Will Address United Nations," June 18, 1995.
- ^ Optimist, "Family Matters: Professor to Present Research to United Nations Committee," Erin House, June 1995.
- ^ Stinnett, N. & O’Donnell M.A. et al. (1995) “Adolescent Wellness and Family Strengths Research Project”. Directory of International Year of the Family IYF Research Activities, Vienna, Austria: Australian Institute of Family Studies and United Nations.
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