Vernon College

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Vernon College
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Vernon College
Established 1972
Type Two-year
Students 3,167
Location Vernon, Texas, United States
34°09′37″N 99°18′56″W / 34.160410°N 99.315627°W / 34.160410; -99.315627Coordinates: 34°09′37″N 99°18′56″W / 34.160410°N 99.315627°W / 34.160410; -99.315627
Former names Vernon Regional Junior College
Website Official Home Page

Vernon College is located at 4400 College Drive in Vernon, county of Wilbarger, in the U.S. state of Texas.

History[edit]

The two-year[1] Vernon Regional Junior College welcomed its first student body of 608 in 1972, and had a Board of Trustees of seven members. In 1970, the Wilbarger County voters had elected to establish the college. The 1973 100 acres (40.47 ha; 0.16 sq mi) campus was located at Texas State Highway 70 and US 287. Since its establishment, the college has undergone expansion that came to include a baseball team, Sheppard Learning Center; Department of Vocational Nursing, Wichita Falls; VRJC Technical Center, Wichita Falls; Career Development Center, Wichita Falls; Seymour Learning Center; Burkburnett Learning Center; Iowa Park Learning Center. In 2001, the college officially changed its name to Vernon College.[2]

The Red River Valley Museum is located on the main campus. [3]

Service area[edit]

Vernon College's service area includes twelve counties in North Texas.

Presidents[edit]

  • David L. Norton (1972-1974)
  • Jim M. Williams (1974-1982)
  • Joe Mills (1982-1990)
  • Wade Kirk (1990-2000)
  • Steve Thomas (2000-2008)
  • Dusty R. Johnston (2008-present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson's Two-Year Colleges 2010. Peterson's. 2009. p. 352. ISBN 978-0-7689-2688-0. 
  2. ^ Lively, Jeanne F. "Vernon College". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Mullins Jr., Jesse (January–February 2006). "Lone Star Ramble". American Cowboy: 91.