William Paterson University, New Jersey (College History Series)

William Paterson University, New Jersey (College History Series)

by Vincent Parrillo


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William Paterson University provides a fascinating

window on the progression of public higher education

over the past one hundred fifty years. Featuring more

than two hundred photographs along with compelling

historical narrative, this commemorative book

chronicles the significant growth and development of

William Paterson University from a normal school and

teachers college to its present stature as a

comprehensive regional university with educational

innovation and exceptional programs. Founded in

1855, the institution began in a Paterson schoolhouse, training teachers for the public schools of Paterson. Today, located on three hundred seventy wooded acres in suburban Wayne, the university offers thirty-one undergraduate and nineteen graduate programs to nearly eleven thousand five hundred students through its five colleges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738536989
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/06/2005
Series: College History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

In William Paterson University, author Vincent N. Parrillo has created a pictorial history that not only captures the faces of those who helped shape the institution but also highlights the university's state-of-the-art resources and long-range master plan for the future. A professor of sociology at William Paterson since 1966, Parrillo is an internationally renowned authority on immigration, multiculturalism, race, and ethnic relations. Among his numerous books is Ridgewood, published in the Images of
America series by Arcadia Publishing.

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