It was founded by Mother Louis du Sacré-Coeur, D.H.S., the Provincial of the American Province of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in 1940 as an all women's college. The college was officially dedicated on September 23, 1941 as Ker-Anna Junior College and changed its name two years later. It closed in 1980, after which its rural 200-acre (0.81 km2) campus was sold to the Data General Corporation. The Data General Facilities group, led by Roland Quillia, converted the college to a Field Engineering training center. The converted Data General field engineering training center opened in November 1981
Annhurst was a women's college for most of its history, and began accepting male students in the Fall 1972. At the time of its closing, the College had approximately full-time 400 students; 25 students overall were male.
There are many notable faculty from Annhurst College including the anthropologist, Wilson D. Wallis and his wife Ruth Sawtell Wallis. One of its notable former students is the fugitive Victor Manuel Gerena.
Later In the 90's the school was sold to Hyde Schools, also located in Bath, Maine. The School is currently still there. Also according to statistics 98% of the graduates are accepted into college. Bob Felt is the headmaster of the Hyde campus in Woodstock, Connecticut.
- Guillet, D.H.S. Sister Gertrude Emilie. "A Chronicle of Annhurst College" (Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Putnam, CT, 1984)
- List of current and historical women's universities and colleges
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