Endicott College

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Endicott College
School seal.png
Seal of Endicott College
Established 1939
Type Private
Endowment $38.7 million[1]
President Richard E. Wylie
Undergraduates 2,250
Postgraduates 2,400
Location Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
42°33′7.1″N 70°50′33.5″W / 42.551972°N 70.842639°W / 42.551972; -70.842639Coordinates: 42°33′7.1″N 70°50′33.5″W / 42.551972°N 70.842639°W / 42.551972; -70.842639
Campus Suburban
Colors Navy Blue and Kelly Green
Athletics NCAA (TCCC)
Nickname Gulls
Website endicott.edu

Endicott College is a four-year, private college located in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States. A distinguishing feature of the college is the use of required internships to link classroom and off-campus work experience using an applied learning concept.


Endicott was founded in 1939 by Eleanor Tupper and her husband, George O. Bierkoe, as a two-year women’s college, with a mission of educating women for greater independence and an enhanced position in the workplace. This was a radical idea in the days near the end of the Depression and just before America's entry into World War II. Despite its unconventional nature, the dream took hold and flourished during the war and the years beyond. Endicott College was named for John Endicott, an early overseer of Harvard University and the first Colonial Governor of Naumkeag, an area founded in 1626 that today covers the area of Salem and Beverly Massachusetts. In 1649 he became Governor of the chartered colony of Massachusetts Bay.[2] The college was issued its first charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that same year and graduated its first class in 1941. In 1944, it was approved by the state for the granting of associate's degrees. In 1952, Endicott was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1994, the college became co-educational.

Dr.Richard E. Wylie became the fifth president of Endicott College in 1987, after he served as a professor and administrator at the University of Connecticut, Temple University, the University of Colorado, and Lesley College.[3] He received a Bachelor degree from Plymouth State College and Master and doctoral degrees from Boston University. He served as the president of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),which accredits more than 2500 schools, colleges, and universities in the New England region. Dr. Wylie has published articles and lectured in the areas of innovative programming for adult learners and international education.[4]


Diane M. Halle Library
Center for the Arts

The college campus is located on 235-acre (0.95 km2) oceanfront property on the North Shore of Massachusetts Bay, in an area known as the Gold Coast.[5][6] Endicott College also has campuses in Madrid, Spain and a graduate program in Mexico City, Mexico.

The college boasts a diverse collection of dorms and halls, ranging from an 18th-century tavern, to a renovated 19th-century carriage house, to the newly built, eco-friendly Marblehead Hall, purchased over the years as the college's student population grew. Several dorms overlook the Atlantic Ocean.

Alhambra Hall: Alhambra is the oldest building on campus. Built in 1750 by Thomas Woodbury, it housed a tavern used as a stage coach stop between Salem and Gloucester during the 18th and 19th centuries. Later it was part of the William Amory Gardner estate, and Isabella Stewart Gardner used it as a summer home until 1906. It was moved to its present location in the 1920s. Purchased by Endicott College in 1940, Alhambra has been used exclusively for student housing.

Bayview Hall: A freshmen dorm that rooms over two hundred and fifty students. Each of the dorm rooms contains a private bathroom and heat/AC controls.

Beacon Hall: Originally part of the Ryan Estate and was remodeled by Endicott in 1948 as a student recreation center, coffee shop, and bookstore. After the current Student Center was constructed into faculty offices. In 2000 the building was renovated and is current used as a freshman resident hall. Has singles, doubles, triples, and quads. Community kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and lounge.

Birchmont Hall: An all-girl hall that houses solely nursing students. The hall was built 1959 and used as a center for the trustees and the residence for the president, Dr. Wylie. Birchmont has a wonderful view of the ocean and its own beach.

Brindle Hall: Built in 1963 and one of two freshmen dorms. It was originally called "East Hall," but in 1993 the name was changed to Brindle in honor of Edward Brindle, the former Vice President of Business Affairs. Brindle is close to the ocean and has a clear view of the water.

"Beacon Hall:" One of Endicotts smaller dorms, Beacon Hall lies just on the edge of one of Endicott's many beaches. It contains 28 rooms for 2 people each and provides a smaller and more intimate living condition.

Callahan Center: The Callahan Center is the main dining hall for students at Endicott College. It is currently under construction and is in the process of renovating, in which the new building will be opened for the Fall of 2014. The new plans for the Callahan is to double the capacity of seats in the dining hall, along with having specific food stations scattered along the dining hall.

College Hall: William Amory Gardner, the original owner of College Hall, was born in 1863. He and his two brothers were raised by Isabella Stewart Gardner, of Boston’s Fenway Court fame, after the death of their parents. A graduate of Harvard, he founded the Groton School in Groton, MA in 1884 together with the Revs. Endicott Peabody and Sherrard Billings.

Cliff House: was built in 1985 adjacent to the Endicott campus. It was purchased in 2000 and is used for the upper-division housing.

Endicott Hall: Adjacent to Brindle hall, Endicott Hall has a view of the ocean and houses over 120 upperclassmen.

Gerrish School of Business: This wing of the Life and Sciences Building is specifically for the business majors at Endicott College. The Curtis L. Gerrish School of Business promotes Endicott's model of collaborative learning, which mirrors the interactive, innovative practices characteristic of today's corporate settings. The Wing houses high-tech resources, state-of-the-art team building labs, interactive multimedia classrooms, and dedicated internship and career development support services. More information regarding the Business Building: http://www.endicott.edu/Academics/BusTech-Academics.aspx

Gloucester Hall: Constructed in 2007. The apartment-style units each contain two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a bathroom. Gloucester can house up to 32 people.

Hamilton Hall: Hamilton Hall's property was owned by the Cotting family of Boston and Brookline from 1880 until 1947. Francis J. Cotting was known for his commitment and service to the Cotting School, founded in 1893 by two surgeons wishing to help physically disabled children. He served as president of the school from 1897 until his death in 1914. His nephew, Charles Edward Cotting, carried on the family’s dedication by serving as the school’s treasurer until 1981. In 1947, the property was purchased by Herbert Sears Tuckerman, grandson of Boston philanthropist Herbert Mason Sears. Endicott College purchased the property for use as a residence hall in 2008. The property included a carriage house which was renovated into Wenham Hall.

Hawthorne Hall: An apartment-style building containing a kitchen, several dorm rooms and private bathrooms on each floor. Hawthorne was built by the college in response to the growing class rate. Hawthorne has a view of the ocean and is one of the halls close to the central campus.

Judge Science Center: The Ginger '51 Science Center was finished for the Fall of 2013 and occupies one wing of the building. With this new wing, there are classrooms specifically for biology and microbiology, cell-molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, physical sciences, and environmental sciences. This new wing also contains wet and dry labs, prep rooms, workrooms, a small robotics lab and general research labs. There is also dedicated space for computer sciences courses and a STEM incubator lab. The other wing of this building is the Gerrish School of Business (see Gerrish School of Business for details). More information regarding the Science Center: http://www.endicott.edu/Academics/ArtsSciences-Academics.aspx

Kennedy Hall: This 105 bedroom, apartment-style housing was constructed in 1906. The apartments contain two to three bedrooms along with a gallery kitchen and living/dining room. In 2000 the building was named after Dr. Paul Kennedy.

The Ledge: A very small, single gender dorm. The building is on Hale Street, further from the campus and is only for upperclassmen.

Life and Sciences Building: The Life and Sciences building opened in the Fall of 2013 for students and faculty and consists of two wings, the Gerrish School of Business and the Judge Science Center. This new building is dedicated specifically to business and science majors, offering them the materials and tools students need to succeed. Also located in this building is Einstein Bros Bagels, which is located on the first floor of the building.

Manchester Hall: Constructed in 2007, the building is apartment style housing. Units include two bedrooms, each with a living room, kitchen, and a bathroom. Manchester can house up to 32 people.

Marblehead Hall: The newest dorm on campus, constructed in 2010. Marblehead is considered eco-friendly, with low energy lights, water saving faucets; and it contains a digital key that is programmed into each student's Gullcard, replacing the usual key.

Reynolds Hall

Reynolds Hall: Herbert Mason Sears, a successful Boston banker, realtor, investor, philanthropist, and avid sailor, acquired the property called “Wood Rock” in 1896, and enhanced the property in 1907. A staff of 30 people maintained the property and grounds that included one of the most beautiful formal gardens in the area, overseen by Charles B. Ford, the full-time gardener.

In 1921 Mr. Sears sold the property to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kendall, who operated the Kendall Hall School for Girls. Kendall Hall moved to Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1935, and Endicott College purchased the estate on June 6, 1939, opening its doors September 17, 1939 with 37 students. It has served continuously as a residence hall and was renamed Reynolds Hall for Grace Morrison Reynolds, an original trustee of the college.

Rockport Hall: A house purchased in 2003. Upperclassmen are able to use this apartment- style housing located on Hale street.

Rogers Hall: A small dorm built by the college in 1957. It was named after Marguerite Rogers, formerly the head of the Secretarial Department and Bursar.

Stoneridge Hall: Part of the dorm triple, next to Bayview and Marblehead. Stoneridge was constructed in 2003 to help house the growing population at the college.

Tower Hall: was originally the stable for the Sears Estate but was later purchased by the school. It first served as a gymnasium. In 1941 it was rebuilt into a 200-seat theater. In 1964 it underwent more renovation and became Endicott Children's Center. In 1998 the building once again went under construction to become apartment-style housing.

Trexler Hall: A dorm near the College Hall. It was originally part of the Gardner estate. In 1954 it was converted to a library that included a small number of residence rooms. Later the library was moved to another building and Trexler became a full dorm for upperclassmen. Trexler Hall was named after Samuel G. Trexler.

Tupper Manor

Tupper Manor: Architect Guy Lowell, of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts fame, designed and built “Allanbank” for Bryce J. Allan and his wife, Anna, in 1904. The property included the Italianate-style main house and stables.

Mr. Allan was the son of Sir Hugh Allan of Ravenscrag, founder and president of the Allan Lines Shipping Company and the Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Ltd. of Montreal, Canada. Like his brother, Sir Montagu Allan, Bryce J. Allan was a lover of horses and for years kept his prize thoroughbreds at the stable. Endicott College purchased the property in 1943 after the death of Mrs. Anna Allan. The house was used as a residence hall, and the stables were converted to classrooms. Today, Tupper Manor is part of the Wylie Inn and Conference Center at Endicott College.

Wenham Hall: The carriage house of Hamilton Hall. Purchased in 2008, the carriage house was rebuilt into a healthy-living dorm for upperclassmen. Wenham has a view of the ocean as well as a garden, backyard and a shed. All of the rooms are double, each with a private bathroom.

Williston Hall: was constructed in 1988. Each of the townhouses has three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. The townhouse is transitional style for upperclassmen living.

Winthrop Hall: The house, named “Thissellwold” for its original owner John Thissell, was built in 1845. A hidden stairway gave refuge to slaves heading for Canada via the underground railway in the 19th century. A young merchant sailor and his bride once resided here. With candles lit in each window, the wife spent her evenings on the widow‟s walk watching for his ship. A brutal storm caused the ship to wreck on the rocks miles from the harbor one night as the wife looked on. Grief-stricken, she hanged herself. “And to this day, she still roams the halls,” says Denise Bilodeau. The “pink lady” makes certain a particular picture in the foyer is always upside down. Students in the past have practiced a ritual on Halloween—they light candles in each window, explore the widow‟s walk, then wait by the picture, having turned it upright, to see “the pink flowing dress coming down the stairs” to turn the picture upside down again. In 1911, Louisa Loring Dresel and her brother, Ellis, occupied the house.[7] Louisa was an artist and photographer and a friend of author Sarah Orne Jewett. Ellis was a career diplomat, an attaché at the Paris Peace Conference after World War I and a signer of the U.S. Peace Treaty with Germany in 1921. The property was purchased as a summer home in 1932 by New York financier John Barry Ryan. From 1942 to 1944, during World War II, the United States Coast Guard leased the Georgian-style house as part of coastline security. Endicott purchased the property in 1944 from Mr. Ryan. Renamed for John Winthrop, the first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop was the home of the college’s first president, George Bierkoe, his wife Eleanor Tupper and their two daughters, until 1959.

Woodside Hall: Constructed in 2006, the two houses each contain three units. Each unit contains five single bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and bathroom. Units are designed for juniors and seniors.


Endicott offers 23 Bachelor programs, 27 concentrations, and 27 minors. Master programs are offered in Business, Education, Nursing, Computer Science, and Political Science.

Internship requirements for each student include three distinct internship experiences, including two 120-hour positions and a semester-long internship during their senior year.[8]


Endicott College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Gulls are a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC). Endicott was formerly a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Along with Endicott Athletics, Endicott College offers a vast amount of club and intramural sports to participate in. Such sports include: Powder Puff Co-ed Softball Outdoor Soccer Co-ed Volleyball Floor Hockey 3 on 3 Basketball Indoor Soccer Co-ed Kickball 5-5 Basketball Racquetball Tournament Arena Football [9]



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