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1951

Bishop Swint asked Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus to help establish a Catholic college of liberal arts in West Virginia (now Wheeling Jesuit University)

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1954

Wheeling College (now Wheeling University) was incorporated

Sep 26, 1955

Wheeling College (now Wheeling University) opened its doors to students

Other events that happened on or around September 26, 1955

1955

Lawrence R. McHugh, S.J. became president of Wheeling College (now Wheeling University)

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1959

20 women and 31 men graduated from Wheeling College (now Wheeling University)

1959

William F. Troy, S.J. became president of Wheeling College (now Wheeling University)

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1962

Wheeling College (now Wheeling University) received national accreditation

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1966

Frank R. Haig, S.J. became president of Wheeling College (now Wheeling University)

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1972

Charles L. Currie S.J. became president of Wheeling College (now Wheeling University)

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1982

Thomas Acker S.J. became president of Wheeling College (now Wheeling University)

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1988

Wheeling College changed its name to Wheeling Jesuit College

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1996

Wheeling Jesuit assumed university status

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2000

George Lundy S.J. became president of Wheeling Jesuit University

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2003

Joseph R. Hacala S.J. became president of Wheeling Jesuit University

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2004

There were 1,356 students at Wheeling Jesuit University

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Jul 26, 2019

Wheeling University officially dropped "Jesuit" from its name


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