Frederick College

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Not to be confused with Frederick Community College.

Frederick College is a defunct four-year private co-educational college formerly located in Portsmouth, Virginia. The school was created in through a grant from the Fred W. Beazley Foundation (now the Beazley Foundation).[1] It originally opened in 1958 as a two-year school[2] on the grounds of a former munitions depot[1] before becoming a four-year school in 1961. The school closed in 1968 and the land was given to the Virginia Community College System to form Tidewater Community College.

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Frederick competed at the NCAA small college level (now Division II) and had a 3600-seat football stadium. The coach of the men's basketball team was Bob Hodges.[2] Behind the play of Tom Jasper, they won the Small College National Championship in the late 1960s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gwyn, Christine Taylor (1961-08-04). "New 4-year Frederick College to Open on Sep. 12". Ledger-Dispatch and Star. 
  2. ^ a b Goldfarb, Greg (2006-07-18). "Frederick College still draws alumni after 40 years". hamptonroads.com. 
  3. ^ "Tom Jasper Honored as CAA Legend". TribeAthletics.com. The College of William & Mary. March 13, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 

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