Herbert Fletcher University

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Herbert Fletcher University (HFU)
Type Private
Established 2012
President David Siguelnitzky, PhD
Website www.hfuniversity.org

Herbert Fletcher University (HFU) is an online distance learning educational[1] institution of the Inter‐American Division[2] of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.[3] It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.[4][5][6] It is named after the late Herbert L. Fletcher who was a church leader and educator within the Division for half a century. He was a past president of West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University).

The University was founded in 2012.[7] In 2016 HFU received authorization of the Puerto Rico Education Council.[8] It also manages the Adventist Virtual Library (AVL).[9] The students of the Adventist education system within the Inter-America Division have access to the AVL. Thousands of resources like magazine articles, books, newspaper, dissertations are available through the AVL.

The university is sponsored by and affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.[10] It is situated within the building of the Puerto Rican Union Conference. HFU offers graduate studies fully online.

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  1. ^ "Education | Seventh-day Adventist Church – Inter-American Division Education". www.interamerica.org. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Seventh-day Adventist Church – Inter-American Division". www.interamerica.org. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  3. ^ "The Official Site of the Seventh-day Adventist world church". www.adventist.org. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  4. ^ Kido, Elissa (2010-11-15). "For real education reform, take a cue from the Adventists". Christian Science Monitor. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  5. ^ "Seventh-Day Adventism - ReligionFacts". www.religionfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Department of Education of the Seventh-day Adventist Church". Seventh-day Adventist AAA Accredited Colleges and Universities. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ "OpenCorporates :: The Open Database Of The Corporate World". opencorporates.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  8. ^ "REV Directorio IES .xlsx". Dropbox. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  9. ^ "BIBLIOTECA VIRTUAL ADVENTISTA – Bibliteca Virtual Adventista". avl.interamerica.org. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  10. ^ "Adventist Review Online | Church Region Looks to Inject New Life Into Declining Sabbath School". www.adventistreview.org. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 

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