Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Names of Northern Illinois University Through the Years

From the NIU College of Education Facts and History.

1895--  Northern Illinois State Normal School

1921--  Northern Illinois State Teachers College

1955--  Northern Illinois State College

1957--  Northern Illinois University

Two other education dates of interest:

1915--  Fanny Ruth Patterson graduated, the first black student to graduate from the institution.  I wrote about her earlier this month.

July 1943--  The State of Illinois now required teachers to have a four-year degree.


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