Vernon College

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Vernon College
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Vernon College
Former names
Vernon Regional Junior 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
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.