Eastern Christian College

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Eastern Christian College or ECC was a co-educational, private Christian college that was located in Bel Air, Maryland, United States. It was supported by Christian churches and churches of Christ, which is part of the Restoration Movement.

History[edit]

Eastern Christian College was established in 1946 as Eastern Christian Institute in East Orange, New Jersey.[1] It moved to its final location in Bel Air, Maryland in 1960 and was renamed Eastern Christian College.[2] Its history was marked by significant financial struggles.[3] ECC merged with Lincoln Christian University in 1993 and was renamed Lincoln Christian College East Coast in an attempt to stabilize its fiscal troubles.[2][4] While marginally successful, ECC ceased operations and closed in 2005.[5] Its remaining funds, library holdings, and equipment were absorbed by Mid-Atlantic Christian University.[6] A plurality of the active students also transferred to Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

Campus[edit]

ECC's former Bel Air, Maryland campus was located on the Fair Meadows estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.[7]

Academics[edit]

Eastern Christian College awarded Bachelor's and Associate's degrees during its operation.[8] Its academic records are now archived at Mid-Atlantic Christian University.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-21. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  2. ^ a b "Maryland Colleges that have Closed, Merged, Changed Names". Ray C. Brown. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
  3. ^ "Merger means salvation for tiny Christian college - Baltimore Sun". Articles.baltimoresun.com. 1995-05-13. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  4. ^ "The Early History of Transylvania University" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  5. ^ "Eastern Christian College Closes". Christianstandard.com. 2005-05-17. Retrieved 2010-12-08.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  7. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - MARYLAND (MD), Harford County". Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  8. ^ "Eastern Christian College". Educationdepartment.org. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-03-10.

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