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Seal of Endicott College
|President||Richard E. Wylie|
|Location||Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
|Campus||Suburban, 235 acres|
|Colors||Navy Blue and Kelly Green|
|Athletics||NCAA - Division III (TCCC)|
Endicott College is a private coeducational college located in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Endicott College was founded in 1939 by Eleanor Tupper and her husband, George O. Bierkoe, as Endicott Junior college, a two-year women’s college with the mission of educating women for greater independence and an enhanced position in the workplace. The college was issued its first charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that same year, and graduated its first class of 20 students in 1941.
In 1944, the school was approved by the state for the granting of associate's degrees, and in 1952, Endicott was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1975, the college dropped the 'Junior' from its name. In 1994, Endicott became co-educational.
George Bierkoe served as Endicott’s first president from its opening until 1971. Eleanor Tupper then served as president until 1980. She subsequently wrote Endicott and I, published in 1985, which details the founding and history of the college. Carol Hawkes became the third president of Endicott College in 1980, and during her tenure the college transitioned from a 2-year to a 4-year institution. Francis Gamelin served as Endicott's fourth president as the college searched for Hawkes successor. In 1988, Richard E. Wylie became the fifth and current president of Endicott.
Endicott's campus includes many historic buildings. On June 6, 1939, Endicott College purchased its first building, an estate known today as Reynolds Hall, which has served as a residence hall since the college opened on September 17, 1939. In 1940, Endicott College purchased two more buildings: Alhambra and College Hall. Both structures were a part of the William Amory Gardner estates. Built in 1750 by Thomas Woodbury, Alhambra is the oldest building on Endicott’s campus, and prior to its purchase, was used as a summer home by Isabella Stewart Gardner (until 1906). Since its purchase by the college, it has been used as student housing. College Hall, built in 1916, was designed as a summer home by Henry Richards and subsequently purchased by Endicott in 1940. The building currently houses multiple administrative offices, including the Office of the President.
In 1943 Endicott purchased the 1904 home of Bryce and Anna Allan, designed and built by architect Guy Lowell, and later named it Tupper Manor after the second president of the college. Today, the property is a part of the Wylie Inn and Conference Center. Winthrop Hall, build in 1845, was purchased by Endicott in 1944. In the 19th century, Winthrop's hidden stairway aided slaves en route to Canada via the Underground Railroad, and during World War II, the property was used by the United States Coast Guard as a coastline security facility. After it was purchased by the college, Winthrop became home to Endicott’s first president. Today, the building is used as student housing.
In 2010, Endicott purchased the property known as Beechwood to serve as the trustee center and home of the President. The building was designed by Boston architect Ogden Codman, Jr. in 1900. Originally, it was designed as a summer estate for members of the prominent Ames family of Easton, Massachusetts.
Currently, there are more than 2,000 undergraduate students, over 1,000 students enrolled in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 220 students studying in Madrid and Mexico, and more than 15,000 alumni.
The college campus is located on 235-acre (0.95 km2) oceanfront property on the North Shore of Massachusetts Bay, in an area known as the Gold Coast. This area includes two beaches, Tupper Beach and Brindle Beach, frequented by the campus community.
Endicott's main academic buildings include the Wax Academic Center, Judge Science Center, Gerrish School of Business, Manninen Center for the Arts, Center for Nursing and Health Professions, and Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The Halle Library serves as the main library on campus and also houses additional classrooms and student support services.
The Callahan Center is the main student activities building on campus and houses the main dining hall, as well as a number of student services.
The Post Sports Fitness and Science Center was opened in 2009 and is the main center for the School of Sports Science and Fitness Studies. The building includes a gymnasium, a field house with an indoor track, workout facilities, aerobics and dance rooms, and classrooms.
The Manninen Center for the Arts opened in 2009 and houses the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The facility includes a number of spaces for performances and exhibitions, including the 250-seat Rose Performance Hall and a 100-seat black box theater.
In July 2014, Endicott broke ground on the Raymond J. Bourque Ice Arena, which will house the college's NCAA Division III men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, as well as serve as home to Beverly Youth Hockey, Beverly High School Hockey, and other local sports activities.
Endicott currently houses all on-campus students in a variety of residence halls, from large dormitory-style arrangements to smaller apartment-style housing. Some residence halls serve particular populations, including a healthy-living dorm and women-only dorms, or offer themed programming. Many historic buildings are used as residence halls, including Reynolds Hall, Alahambra Hall, Winthrop Hall, Kennedy Hall, and Hamilton Hall. The latter was built in the late 1800s and by the Cotting family, whose members founded the Cotting School in 1893, and later owned by Herbert Sears Tuckerman. The college has also announced plans to build a new 300 bed residence hall in 2015.
Endicott College is listed as one of the haunted colleges in the book Haunted Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts by Renee Mallet. The school was also mentioned in the book Haunted Halls by Elizabeth Tucker. There are many ghost stories that students share about the dorms that they live in and some are thought to be true. Old maps of Beverly call Endicott’s surrounding areas as the “Witch’s Woods,” as it was rumored to be a place where many escaped to after being accused in the Salem Witch Trials by hiding in the forests.
Endicott offers 23 Bachelor programs, 27 concentrations, and 27 minors. The college is composed of the School of Arts and Sciences, Gerrish School of Business, School of Communication, School of Education, School of Hospitality Management, School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies, School of Nursing, School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Graduate programs are offered in Business, Education, Nursing, Computer Science, and Political Science. The most popular major is Business Management, followed by Fitness and Recreation Studies, Psychology and Visual/Performing Arts.
In 2014 the college initiated its first doctoral program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership in Higher Education, and currently also offers an Ed.D. in PreK-12 Educational Leadership, a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and a Ph.D. in Nursing.
All bachelor's degree candidates must complete three distinct internship experiences before graduation, including two 120-hour positions and a semester-long internship during their senior year. Students majoring in Nursing and Athletic Training earn internship credits with clinical educational experiences, while Education majors gain experience in the classroom through student teaching.
In 2013, of the 3,675 students that applied to the college, 72% were admitted. Of these students, 59% were female and approximately 52% were from out-of-state. The average GPA of admitted freshman was 3.23, in which a quarter of the students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class. Over 86% of Endicott students receive some form of financial aid, and the average financial aid package is about $20,065.
Endicott offers over 60 student organizations, numerous academic honor societies, and varsity, club, and intramural sports. Many students also choose to participate in national community service organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, or volunteer in the local community.
In addition to traditional undergraduate and graduate students, Endicott offers a program called Keys to Degrees, which allows single parents to live on campus with their children. The program was launched in 1993 and offers financial assistance, workshops, and a baby-sitting cooperative for this population of students. In 2014, the college was awarded a grant to replicate the program across the U.S.
Endicott College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Gulls are a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC). Endicott was formerly a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball, while women's sports include basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Endicott offers 8 men’s and women’s club sports: Cheerleading, Crew, Dance, Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, and Sailing. Beginning with the 2015 season, Men’s Ice Hockey will become a Division III sport as a member of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, 1400 students participated in intramural sports on campus. These sports include flag football (men's), powderpuff football (women's), outdoor soccer (men's & women's), 3-on-3 basketball (men's & women's), floor hockey (men's & women's), volleyball (co-ed), 5-on-5 basketball (men's & women's), arena football (men's & women's), indoor soccer (men's & women's), kickball (co-ed), and softball (co-ed).
Sport Men’s/Women’s Conference Conference Championships NCAA Tournament Appearances Baseball Men's CCC 7 6 Basketball Men's CCC, GNAC 6 5 Field Hockey Women's CCC 2 2 Football Men's NEFC 2 2 Golf Men's CCC, TCCC 5 1 Lacrosse Men's CCC, TCCC 7 8 Lacrosse Women's CCC 9 9 Soccer Men's GNAC 1 0 Soccer Women’s CCC, GNAC 10 10 Softball Women’s CCC, GNAC, NEWAC 13 10 Tennis Women’s CCC 4 4 Volleyball Men's NECVA, NECC 4 2 Volleyball Women’s CCC 4 4
- The outdoor facilities include the Cross Country Course, Endicott Stadium, North Field, Softball field, and Tennis Courts, Winter Island. Endicott Stadium was built in 2003, and this turf surface is home to football, men and women’s lacrosse, rugby, and men and women’s soccer programs here at Endicott. Endicott’s baseball and field hockey teams use North Field, and all teams practice on this turf surface as well. Indoor facilities include the Post Center, MacDonald Gymnasium, and Spring Tide Farms. The MacDonald Gymnasium was built in 1999 and is home to both basketball and volleyball teams.
- Raymond J. Bourque Arena is announced to open in the fall of 2015; both men and women’s ice hockey teams will be varsity sports in fall of 2015.
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