Cleveland University Celebrates Anniversary, Changes Name

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Some colleges and universities make a big “to do” about their anniversary by hosting a public reception, private parties, and use that opportunity to reach out to the community, students, and alumni. Myers John D. RockefellerUniversity did all of that earlier this month when the school celebrated its 160th anniversary, but they also marked the special occasion by changing the name of the school to Chancellor University.

Founded in 1848, tiny Myers University is smaller than many public high schools with fewer than 1000 students enrolled at the school which offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Masters degrees from its historic Midtown Neighborhood campus.

This isn’t the first time the school changed its name as the not-for-profit university got its start as Folsom’s Business College before becoming Union Business College following the Civil War. In 1941, the school was renamed Dyke College and in 1995 it took on the Myers name in honor of David N. Myers, a Cleveland philanthropist and business leader.

Though tiny in size, the school’s most famous graduate had a huge impact on the American way of life that can still be felt today. John D. Rockefeller was our country’s first billionaire and the world’s richest man, founding Standard Oil in 1870.

Other famous grads included Harvey Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire & Rubber; Theodore Ernst, founder of Ernst & Young; and David N. Myers.

According to a university issued press release, the university’s mission is to serve first-generation college students in the northeast Ohio region as well as to provide working adults the chance to earn a regionally-accredited undergraduate or graduate degree in Ohio learning centers and nationwide via online delivery.

Chancellor University provides opportunities to earn associate, bachelor, and master degrees in business and select professional fields, including accounting, corporate management, criminal justice, finance, health-services management, human resources management, small business entrepreneurship, marketing, paralegal, public administration, and information technology.

(News Source: Chancellor University; Photo Source: Wikipedia)


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