Centenary College of New Jersey
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist Church|
|President||Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite|
|Academic staff||64 full-time (8 tenured)|
|Location||Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA|
|Campus||(main)42 acres, (equine) 65 acres|
|Colors||Centenary Blue and Grey|
Centenary College was founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church. Centenary has evolved from a coeducational preparatory school to a girls' preparatory school (1910), to a Junior college for women (1940), to a four-year women's college (1976), to a coeducational baccalaureate-degree-granting institution (1988) and finally to a master-degree-granting institution (1995). In 1999, the Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) was founded. Centenary College is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States.
Centenary was founded as the Centenary Collegiate Institute by the Newark Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867 with Johnathan Townley Crane as one of the founders. It was built at a cost of $200,000. George H. Whitney, D.D., was president from 1869 to 1895.
Centenary offers undergraduate and graduate studies. There are currently 1,507 traditional undergraduate and graduate students, 692 students enrolled in the college's Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS), and 270 part-time undergraduate students. Centenary College also offers accelerated online programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level including an MBA in Management, Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance.
Centenary Community College is a fully accredited member of the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Centenary is located in a suburban setting in Warren County, New Jersey, in the Kittatinny Mountains, about an hour's drive west from New York City and east of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
The College developed a Master Development Plan for the Hackettstown campus to address the needs for students and provide a cultural resource for the surrounding northwest New Jersey region. The Master Development Plan also calls for additional classrooms, Lackland Student Center, a renovated and expanded Reeves Recreation Center, improved pathways, and more parking.
In May 2010, the college made national headlines when valedictorian Emily Hawley proposed to her longtime boyfriend Josh Walker during her valedictory address. The couple were featured on several news outlets, including the CBS Morning Show.
Centenary College teams participate in 14 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports. The Cyclones joined the Colonial States Athletic Conference for the 2007-08 season, after having been a member of the Skyline Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, equestrian, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball. Students enrolled in the college's Equine programs may participate in competitions through intercollegiate organizations such as the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association or the Intercollegiate Dressage Association or with the Hunter/Jumper's Club.
Noted Athletic Achievements
- Online Associate of Arts - Business Emphasis
- Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Communication and Fine Arts
- Art and Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
- Fashion Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
- Fashion Merchandising - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
- Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts
- Communication- Bachelor of Arts
- Theater Arts - Bachelor of Arts
- Elementary Education Certification - Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
- Secondary Education Certification - Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
English and Foreign Languages
- English - Bachelor of Arts
- Communication for the Equine Industry - Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science
- Equine Science - Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science
- Equine Business Management - Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science
- Riding Instruction - Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science
- Training the Horse - Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Biology - Bachelor of Science
- Mathematics - Bachelor of Arts
- Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Arts
- Global Studies - Bachelor of Arts
- Political & Governmental Affairs - Bachelor of Arts
- Social Work - Bachelor of Arts
- Sociology - Bachelor of Arts
Behavioral and Historical Studies
- History - Bachelor of Arts
- Psychology - Bachelor of Arts
- Certification in Criminalistics
- NJ Teaching Certification
- Supervisor Licensure
- Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification
- Therapeutic Riding Instruction
- Writing Certificate
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Education in Educational Practice
- Master in Leadership and Public Administration
Accelerated On-Ground Programs
- Master of Business Administration
- Business Administration
- Educational Leadership
- English Literature
- Instructional Leadership
- Special Education
- Counseling Psychology
- Leadership and Public Administration
- Psychoanalytic Counseling
- School Counseling
The Hackettstown campus is the main campus and location of most undergraduate classes, as well as housing for undergraduates. The campus consists of seventeen buildings, eight of which are dormitories.
- Reeves - Freshmen Only
- Smith - International & freshmen
- Lotte - Co-Ed (male and female floors)
- Van Winkle - Women Only Dormitory
- Washabaugh - Co-Ed (male and female floors)
- Anderson - Co-Ed (male and female floors)
- Founders - Apartment Style (Co-Ed Floors, Men/Women only Apartments)
- Bennett Smith - Apartment Style (Co-Ed Floors, Men/Women only Apartments)
- Seay Building - Classrooms, Chapel, Student Activities Center, Theatre, Main College Offices; Admissions, Business Office, Campus Life, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Health Services, Information Technology, Presidents Office, WNTI Radio
- Ferry Building - Classrooms and some offices; Student Activities, Campus Ministry.
- Trevorrow - Science and Art Building; Classrooms, Labs, Fashion Department, Science Department.
- Taylor Memorial Library - Library, Classrooms, Print Shop.
- Harris & Betts Smith Learning Center - Academic Success Center, Classrooms.
- Reeves Gymnasium - Gym, Pool, Weight Room, Athletics Department.
- Brotherton Hall - Professor offices, Classrooms, Woman's Center.
- Littell Technology Center - Classrooms, Graphics Department, Students in Free Enterprise(SIFE) office.
- Lackland Center - Classrooms, Dance Studio, Theaters, Cafeteria, TV studio.
The Equestrian Center is located in Long Valley, New Jersey. It consists of several large paddocks, an outdoor eventing course, two indoor arenas and one outdoor arena. The Equestrian Center sits on 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land.
In 2007 and 2012 Centenary Equestrian Center hosted the American National Riding Commission Championships, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone Finals, and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Championships.
Parsippany Location - 300 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ.
Home to Centenary's School of Professional Studies faculty and staff. Classes take place in the evening. Parsippany boasts a small cafe, offices for staff, a student computer lab, a student workroom, and 13 classrooms operating with a broadband WiFi network. Get directions from Google Maps.
Edison Location - 333 Thornall Street, Edison, NJ.
The Edison office serves as a satellite location for the Centenary School of Professional Studies. This location consists of six classrooms, two offices, a small conference room, a small dinette, a student work room, and a wireless broadband network. The building complex host a cafeteria and ample parking. Get directions from Google Maps.
- Bette Cooper (born 1920), Miss America 1937.
- Debbie Harry (born 1945), lead singer of Blondie.
- Cole Kimball (born 1985), pitcher drafted by the Washington Nationals.
- Carol McCain (born 1937 or 1938), Former wife of U.S. Senator and former 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain.
- Ann Bradford Davis (born May 3, 1926) is an American television actress "The Brady Bunch" "Alice". Class of 1954
- Bill Farina (born 1974) is a world renowned puppeteer and interpretive dancer. Class of 1997
- "Centenary College Leadership". Centenary College. Archived from the original on October 27, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- "Centenary College History". Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "1890 Centenary Collegiate Institute". Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- http://www.aqha.com/showing/news/TopStories%20misc/ihsa2009results.html "In 2009 Centenary's Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team won the National Championships in Murfreesboro, TN. Lindsay Clark, a Centenary Student, also won the USEF/Cacchione Cup.
- http://www.centenarycollege.edu/cms/?id=1377 "In 2007 Centenary Equestrian Center hosted the American National Riding Commission Championships, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone Finals, and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association Championships."
- "SORORITIES ADMIT 85 AT CENTENARY JUNIOR; Majority of Students Named to Three Societies Are From New York Area", The New York Times, November 21, 1937. Accessed December 6, 2007. "Miss Bette Cooper of this community, who was chosen Miss America for 1937 at the Atlantic City beauty contest in September, is a new member of Delta Sigma Sigma."
- "Centenary College Honors Deborah Harry as a Distinguished Alumna", Centenary College of New Jersey press release dated October 24, 2007. Accessed March 20, 2010. "Deborah Ann Harry, Class of 1965, is a singer, songwriter, and actress."
- "Centenary’s Kimball Chosen by Nationals in 12th Round.", Centenary College of New Jersey press release dated July 7, 2006. Accessed January 13, 2008. "A graduate of Hackettstown High School, and a resident of Great Meadows NJ, Centenary has been a terrific fit for Cole’s most recent two seasons."