St. Catharine College
|St. Catharine College|
St. Catharine, Kentucky
|Type||Private liberal arts college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Dominican Sisters of Peace)|
|President||William D. Huston|
|Location||St. Catharine, Kentucky, USA|
|Colors||Purple █ and Gold █|
|Athletics||NAIA – MSC|
St. Catharine College is a small Roman Catholic liberal arts college located near Springfield, Kentucky, United States. The college, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, has a current enrollment of around 874 students. Around 290 students live on campus.
St. Catharine Junior College, now St. Catharine College, was founded and continues to be sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Mother Mary Louis Logsdon, O.P. was the college's first president, serving from 1931 to 1941.
Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins, the first woman to serve as the Chief Executive of Kentucky, was the college's sixth president.
The college is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer over 23 BA/BS degrees, associate's degrees and certificates in 27 disciplines. In January 2012, St. Catharine College began offering graduate programs. St. Catharine College is also home to the Berry Farming and Ecological Agrarianism Program, which is founded on the lifework of activist, farmer and writer Wendell Berry. St. Catharine College students come from 52 counties in Kentucky, 22 states, and six countries.
St. Catharine College teams are known as the Patriots. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Mid-South Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, wrestling, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
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