ABOUT CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE
A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to useing the power of entrepreneural action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world
Culver-Stockton College maintains a nurturing educational environment that optimizes students' opportunities for intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, physical and professional development. The College encourages its students to take advantage of these opportunities and to accept personal responsibility for their development.
At Culver-Stockton College we pride ourselves on a diverse education. At C-SC we have taken the typical 15 week semester and divided it into a 12 week and 3 week term, allowing for more experential learning while students focus on fewer classes at once. We have a number of partnering corporations and organizations allowing students endless internship possibilities and the opportunities for real world profesional experience.
/ TRADITION OF DIVERSITY
At C-SC we provide opportunities for number of both acedemic and sporting scholarships. More than 90% of Culver-Stockton students recieve some sort of finantial aid package from us and provide for a number of other ways to make college more affordable.
In the 1850s, D. Pat Henderson and other Disciples of Christ leaders were interested in creating an institution to educate young men and women. In 1853, they were granted a charter by the State of Missouri to establish Christian University, the first coeducational college west of the Mississippi River. Dr. James Shannon became the first president and classes began in 1855.During the Civil War, classes were suspended while federal troops occupied the college’s only building, Old Main. Under the leadership of Ben H. Smith, the College reopened in 1865 but made little progress until Dr. Carl Johann became president in 1902. When Old Main burned in 1903, the building was replaced by Henderson Hall.
In 1917, Christian University officially changed its name to Culver-Stockton College to honor its benefactors Mary Culver and Robert Stockton. Culver and Stockton were staunch supporters of the College, helping to keep operations going several times over the years.Christian University President Carl Johann met Stockton on a fundraising campaign. Stockton later became a generous donor, giving money to help repair the college after a fire, to build cottages for married students, support teachers’ salaries, paying off college debt and more.Culver made generous donations to Christian University, guided by the advice of Robert Stockton, who her husband’s business partner. She donated to help the College advance teacher salaries, improve library and laboratory facilities, and build L.L. Culver Gymnasium in honor of her late husband.
/ OUR ROOTS
The future is bright for Culver Stockton College. Many new projects are taking place on campus including the new state of the art NX Level turf field, which will be home to both the Wildcat soccer and football teams. The new multi million dollor Wellness cener is also expected to be completed in 2015. This academic year is also one of the largest classes Culver Stockton has ever had, with students already achieving great things both academically and athletically. We hope this year is going to be a stepping stone to the huge success of the future of Culver Stockton College.
entrepreneurial—having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity.
action—the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed.