IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS…Spalding University Mission StatementSpalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting theneeds of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth throughquality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded inspiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.
FOUNDER AND INSPIRATIONCatherine Spalding 1793 - 1858 Founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Community involvement included healthcare, social work, and educational work
THE VERY BEGINNING… Nazareth Academy Established in 1814 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Served as a school for women Prepared sisters to become educators
GROWTH…Nazareth College Opened in 1920 as the first four-year Catholic college for women in Kentucky Became Catherine Spalding College in 1961
MORE CHANGES AND GROWTH…Spalding College In 1969 Nazareth College at Nazareth inBardstown merged with Catherine SpaldingCollege in Louisville. In 1973 became coeducational in theCatholic tradition for students of all traditions.
SPALDING TODAY…Spalding University Providing quality highereducation since 1984 Established Adult AcceleratedProgram in 1998
REFERENCESCoon, M. M. (2007). Her spirit lives. Louisville: Westerfield-Bonte Company, Inc.History and heritage. (2011) Spalding University. Retrieved from http://spalding.edu/about/history-and-heritage/