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Suffolk history


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Suffolk history

  1. 1. Suffolk University www.suffolk.eduA Brief Look at the People and Traditions atSuffolk University.
  2. 2. Making Suffolk the School with a Heart:Gleason L. Archer, Sr.-President and Founder (42 years) Coach Jim Nelson- Athletic Director (45 years) Jeanne Hession- 1956 SULS Alumna and 1st Female Trustee 1973 Dottie “Mac” McNamara- Bursar and Alumni Director (47 years)
  3. 3. AthleticsHiram the Ram:1950 – Hiram the “Ram” is celebrated as thenew mascot, previous mascots included the“Royals” and the “Judges” To highlight thenew mascot, the Suffolk Journal is renamedthe “Rambler” for a year.1938 – Men’s Tennis becomes the University’sfirst athletics team.
  4. 4. Prominent Alumni Paul Benedict- 1960 Actor: ‘The Jeffersons’, ‘The Man with Two brains’, ‘Spinal Tap’Joe Moakley- 1956US Congressman 1973-2001
  5. 5. From Humble Beginnings6 Alpine Street: Archer Building1906 – Suffolk University is founded whenGleason Archer opens a law school in his livingroom.
  6. 6. Campus Expansion1960s-1980sDonahue Building: 1966 Ridgeway Lane: Construction, 1977 Sawyer Building: 1981
  7. 7. Campus Expansion 1990s-2000s Ridgeway Building: 1991 150 Tremont Street: 1st residence hall for 435 students, 1996NESAD: Joins Suffolk University, 1996 Sargent Hall: 1999
  8. 8. Science Classrooms: Then and NowLeft: Chemistry Lab, 1941Below: Chemistry Lab, c. 1980s Left: Friedman Field Station at Cobscook Bay (ME), 1976
  9. 9. Student Life and Traditions Suffolk Journal and Suffolk Players 1936 – The Suffolk Journal and Suffolk Players are established; shaping the beginning of student life at the new College of Liberal Arts. 1948 – The first issue of the Beacon Yearbook is published.
  10. 10. Student Life and A women’s loungeTraditionsFormal attire
  11. 11. Student Life and Traditions Hobo Dance:Miss Suffolk: 19491966 Commencement: 1995
  12. 12. Student Life and Traditions Beanie: Incoming freshman receive and wear a beanie
  13. 13. Other Highlights• 1913 – Suffolk graduates its first African-American student Thaddeus Kitchner.• 1933 – Suffolk enrolls its first female, Marian Archer MacDonald, who graduates in 1937.• 1934 – Suffolk College of Liberal Arts, now the College of Arts and Sciences is founded.• 1937 – College of Business Administration, now the Sawyer Business School is founded.• 1937 – The College Debating Society becomes the University’s first recognized student organization.• 1946 – Student Government for the Colleges is recognized.• 1952 – Suffolk University charters its first academic honorary society Phi Beta Chi (science).• 1961 – Suffolk University institutes an “activities period” to encourage student involvement.• 1974 – WSUB begins producing and broadcasting student productions; residence halls get a channel in 2003.• 1976 – WSFR is established as a closed circuit radio station; it expands to internet broadcasting in 2001.• 1980 – SGA established Program Council to concentrate on planning campus social events.• 1989 – David J. Sargent is appointed Suffolk’s 8th President and its first alumni to hold that position.• 1995 – University’s first international campus opens in Madrid, Spain.• 2006 – Suffolk University celebrates its Centennial and opens the Sawyer Library at the Stahl Center