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1860

Rezin Davis Shepherd built a building for Shepherdstown's use

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1865

Union authorities moved Jefferson County seat from Charles Town to Shepherdstown

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1871

Shepherd College opened

1871

Joseph McMurran became principal of Shepherd College

Other events that happened on or around 1871

1871

Jefferson County seat moved back to Charles Town after being in Shepherdstown

Other events that happened on or around 1871

Dec 26, 1872

Legislature designated Shepherd as one of the state's normal schools

Other events that happened on or around December 26, 1872

1874

Shepherd University had 160 students

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1903

John G. Knutti became administrator of Shepherd College

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1909

Thomas C. Miller became administrator of Shepherd College

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1919

Thomas C. Miller was designated president instead of principal of Shepherd College

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1920

W. H. S White became president of Shepherd College

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1930

Shepherd College was designated as a four-year teachers college

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1931

Legislature changed the name from Shepherd College to Shepherd State Teachers College

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1943

Legislature authorized a return to the name Shepherd College

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1947

Oliver S. Ikenberry became president of Shepherd College

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1950

Shepherd College was accredited by the North Central Association

Other events that happened on or around 1950

1954

Shepherd College admitted African-American students for the first time

Other events that happened on or around 1954

1968

James A Butcher became president of Shepherd College (now University)

Other events that happened on or around 1968

2000

Shepherd College (now University) helped host peace talks between Israel and Syria

Apr 07, 2004

Shepherd College became Shepherd University

Other events that happened on or around April 07, 2004

Jul 29, 2007

Suzanne Shipley succeeded David L. Dunlop as president of Shepherd University


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