Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 20
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20 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
in the community, that the demand for them is greater than we can
supply each year. Next to our Bible Department our Education Department
is our pride. We are strengthening it each year and we
believe you will agree that it is an ideal place to take your training.
We are ambitious to help to supply the public schools of Texas with
the right kind of teachers.
THE RECORD AND STANDING OF A. C. C.
It was the first of our schools to obtain official recognition for its
work and the first to be classed as an A plus junior college. It is the
first of our institutions to develop into a college of the first class (a
four-year or senior college). It has raised and invested more money
in equipment than any of our other institutions and has gotten together
a larger and more scholarly faculty. It received more recognition in
the educational organization of the state than any other junior college
in the state. It proposes to maintain the same high standards as a
college of the first class that it has maintained as a junior college and
to build a plant worthy of the great work being done. It is not an
experiment. It is an established institution. Under the same management,
under very adverse conditions, and with much opposition, it
has steadily grown and developed along all lines until it is now completely
organized and is finishing successfully its first year's work as
a college of the first class.
These letters give the official standing of the institution:
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
Office of the Registrar,
Austin, Nov. 21, 1919.
President J. P. Sewell,
Abilene Christian College,
Dear Sir-I have pleasure in advising you that at a meeting last
week of the Classification Committee of the Association of Texas Colleges,
Abilene Christian College was given A plus classification as a
college. I congratulate you on the progress you have made and wish
for you increasing success in the future.
Very cordially yours,
(Signed) E. J. MATTHEWS.
May 10, 1920.
President J. P. Sewell, May 10, 1920.
Abilene Christian College,
Dear President Sewell: It gives me pleasure to advise you that
State Superintendent Blanton has approved the recommendation of the
State Board of Examiners that Abilene Christian College be placed on
the list of colleges and universities of the first class for the year 1920,
and for subsequent years until this approval is formally revoked.
With my best wishes for your professional prosperity and personal
happiness, Yours truly,
(Signed) T. G. HARRIS,
TGH-M College Examiner.
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