Campbell University grows towards the future
    September 8 2010 by Campbell University

    (EDITOR’S NOTE — Each North Carolina Baptist college was invited to submit an article for a feature package in the Sept. 11 issue of the Biblical Recorder. Scroll to bottom to find links to all the stories.)

    The 2010-2011 academic year is sure to be an exciting time at Campbell University. Over the last couple of years, the signs of growth and change have been evident on the Buies Creek campus. And this school year is no exception.

    The fall semester officially began Sept. 8, as new pharmacy students received their white coats, taking their first steps toward a career in the health care profession. The following week, approximately 2900 undergraduates and an additional 1,500 graduate students began classes on the Buies Creek campus, RTP campus and the newest Law School facility in Raleigh.

    Returning students got their first glimpse of the new library facilities on main campus. Library staff and contract workers spent months moving the University’s resources from the Carrie Rich Memorial building to Wiggins Hall, former home to the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. The move allowed for the newly renamed Wiggins Memorial Library to gain nearly 90 percent additional study, classroom and archive space.   

    Campbell University photo

    A new residence hall at Campbell University shows signs of growth.

    Other new additions include a residence hall constructed on the North Campus. The 75-room, 48,000 square-foot dormitory located just behind Powell Hall near the Leslie Campbell Hall of Science building, has a student capacity of 147. Crews also made extensive renovations to several existing residence halls. Significant landscaping and signage changes are also evident around campus.

    This fall, students also have the ability to study in a newly renovated Natural Science Lab Building. The structure contains four large labs — two for life science, such as environmental science, and two for physical sciences, including physics. The new physical science labs feature all new equipment while former lab space in the Leslie Campbell Science Hall will be used for upper level research programs. The Natural Science Lab Building also includes offices and a light corridor, increasing the flow of natural light, reducing electrical costs and providing faculty and students with a place to congregate.

    Several new academic programs were also instituted this fall, including undergraduate majors in marketing, healthcare management and special education. The Divinity School added a Master of Divinity with Church Music concentration, while the College of Arts & Sciences added concentrations in healthcare communication and homeland security. 

    The university has also begun construction on a television studio for lab use by the Communication Studies program.

    The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will welcome the first class for the Master of Physician Assistant Practice program in the fall of 2011. Initially, the PA program will be housed in the Carrie Rich Memorial Building.

    Building upon the tradition of providing quality health care, the Campbell University Board of Trustees voted on Aug. 4 to authorize a feasibility study to consider the establishment of a seventh school: a College of Osteopathic Medicine, beginning with a charter class in August 2013.  The trustees approved funding for the employment of a dean, consultants, architectural planning, and the necessary resources to conduct the feasibility study. A decision is expected no later than May 2011.

    Returning students are able to participate in a wide array of student life and campus ministry opportunities at Campbell. 

    Over the summer, the Campus Minister’s office launched a Community Garden initiative, providing students, faculty and staff the chance to partner with local volunteers to prepare, maintain and harvest crops for local residents in need. More than 30 clubs and organizations are also available for students to participate.

    Through the vision of President Jerry M. Wallace, Campbell University is continually striving to provide a learning environment that will meet the physical, social, spiritual and academic needs of our students and prepare them for the future.

    Campbell University
    Location — Buies Creek
    Founding date — 1887
    Enrollment in fall 2010 — Main campus & Law:  Approx. 2,900 undergraduate, 1,500 graduate.
    Schools — Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, School of Education, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Divinity School
    President — Jerry M. Wallace (2003-present)
    Prospective student contact info — (800) 334-4111, ext. 1290

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