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Campbell University:

An Introduction

Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506 Designed & Printed by Photographics, 2007.


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The College of Arts and Sciences Pages 4 and 5

The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Pages 6 & 7

The Table of


School of Education Pages 8 & 9

The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business Pages 10 & 11

School of Pharmacy Pages 12 & 13

The Divinity School Pages 14 & 15

Photography Explanation Page 16

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Campbell University



n January 5, 1887, Campbell University’s journey began. On that cold, blustery winter day, the University’s founder, Dr. James Archibald Campbell, could not have fully comprehended the significance of the enterprise he was launching. However, Dr. Campbell was fully persuaded that his vision and the establishment of Buies Creek Academy were “of God.” The passage of time has affirmed Dr. Campbell’s conviction. The Civil War’s destruction across North Carolina was severe. Once considered one of the most progressive states in education, in the aftermath of the war North Carolina’s 3,000 schools lay prostrate like its businesses and farmland. In this educational vacuum, Buies Creek Academy opened its doors with an enrollment of sixteen students. The educational needs of the region were so great and the school’s reputation so positive that by the end of the first term enrollment grew to 92 students. During the early years of Campbell University’s history, the educational demands were so great and the student population was growing so quickly, it was only natural for the Academy to seek junior college status. In 1926, Buies Creek Academy became Campbell Junior College. Responding to the needs and demands of a growing student population, Campbell Junior College became Campbell College in 1961. In 1979, Campbell College became Campbell University and has

since developed into a major regional educational institution enrolling over 6,500 students both within the United Sates and around the world. Established as a liberal arts college, the academic program of Campbell University was greatly expanded in 1976 when the Board of Trustees authorized the establishment of graduate programs in education and business and the awarding of the Master of Education and Master of Business Administration degrees. At that juncture the Board of Trustees also approved the Juris Doctor degree and the establishment of the School of Law, the charter class of which was to graduate in 1979. The Doctor of Pharmacy degree was approved in 1985 with the establishment of the School of Pharmacy. The University’s sixth, and newest, school, the Divinity School, was established in 1995. Campbell University is committed to its purpose of presenting Christian principles to students and fostering their application to daily life.The university sees the human vocation as living by faith under grace, with no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry. Throughout its 120-year history, the university has been led by four presidents: James A. Campbell, Leslie H. Campbell, Norman Adrian Wiggins and the current president, Jerry M. Wallace.

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The College of Arts & Sciences

Campbell University

College of Arts & Sciences


ampbell University’s oldest school, the College of Arts and Sciences, continues to provide undergraduate students with one of the most outstanding liberal arts educational programs in the nation. The programs are delivered by faculty, nearly 90% of whom have the highest available degree in their teaching discipline. The primary function of the College of Arts and Sciences at Campbell University is two-fold. First, the College provides the general education component (the “general college curriculum”) of a liberal arts education to all undergraduate programs of the university. Second, the College provides a large array of undergraduate programs in the traditional arts and sciences disciplines. The major objective of the College of Arts and Sciences is to accomplish these functions in an excellent manner consistent with the Christian mission and purpose of Campbell University. In the marketplace of higher education, the College of Arts and Sciences is uniquely positioned because of our ability to meld the liberal arts, sciences, and humanities in a community of scholars that sees no conflict between a life of faith and a life of inquiry. Furthermore, the College’s location on a pedestrian campus that includes schools of business, education, divinity, law and pharmacy

offers students the opportunity to meet with and learn from undergraduate and graduate students and faculty representing a myriad of disciplines and professions. Over 50 different academic majors, minors, concentrations, and tracks that enable the University to prepare students for numerous professions are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. Special programs of distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Honors Program (a unique program of intensive, integrative, interdisciplinary courses and community service), a nationally ranked Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program (Army ROTC), and the Study Abroad Program. The College of Arts and Sciences’ influence and reach extend far beyond the University’s main campus. Educational opportunities for nontraditional students are available at prime locations in Eastern North Carolina including the Research Triangle Park, Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base and Camp Lejeune. For over twenty-five years, the University has also enjoyed a partnership with Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Through this unique relationship the College of Arts and Sciences provides courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.

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The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

The Norman Adrian Wiggins

School of Law


n the early 1970s, Chancellor Norman A. Wiggins, then president of Campbell College, began exploring the possibility of establishing a law school. A feasibility study demonstrated a pressing need in North Carolina for a unique and different private law school. The Board of Trustees agreed with the conclusions of the feasibility study and the School of Law was founded in 1976. In deepest appreciation for his visionary leadership and in honor of his service to the legal profession, the school was named in honor of Norman Adrian Wiggins in 1987. Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is committed to developing lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence. The academic program is highly demanding, and one which will equip students with superb professional skills for purposeful lives of leadership and service.

North Carolina. Graduates who take the bar exam in other states enjoy similarly high passage rates. This success is a reflection of two things: first, a faculty profoundly committed to students and teaching; and second, a curriculum that reflects a real-world perspective of the practice of law. The curriculum provides students with comprehensive training in planning, counseling, negotiation, legal drafting, trial and appellate advocacy, and alternative forms of dispute resolution. The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is one of the best practice-oriented law schools in the country. For over thirty years, the School of Law has been committed to educating men and women who are prepared to excel as servant leaders in the practicing bar and judiciary. As a testimony to its success. Campbell Law School now has educated a generation of lawyers who are making their mark in 39 states and five foreign countries.

The School of Law’s bar exam passage rate is unmatched by any other law school in

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The School of Education

Campbell University

School of Education


stablished in 1976, the School of Education is home to a Teacher Education program that ranks number one among the private schools of North Carolina and number one in the number of alumni employed in North Carolina Public Schools. The School of Education is a leader in the preparation of the highest quality teachers who are dedicated to serving the community and their students. Having produced outstanding alumni, three of the School of Education’s graduates have been named North Carolina Teachers of the Year. In addition, the School of Education has produced a North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, a North Carolina Principal of the Year and numerous local and regional teacher award winners. The Campbell University School of Education consists of four departments: professional education, family and consumer sciences, psychology, and social work. Students studying in these fields are preparing for careers of service. For this reason, the School of Education has been called the “school with a heart.” Services to others comes in many forms: it may include teaching a child to read or to solve complicated mathematical problems; providing guidance to

the family of an elderly patient in a nursing home; working in a shelter for abused or drug addicted youth; managing a child care facility; or providing workshops on parenting skills for young inexperienced parents. School of Education graduates are fulfilling a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Faculty and staff in the School of Education recognize the importance of preparing professionals not only with the skills they need to be successful but also providing them with a strong Christian frame of reference. The combination of excellent academic preparation in a nurturing Christian environment equals qualified, caring professionals with strong moral and ethical values. Graduates of programs in the Campbell University School of Education exemplify these qualities. In addition to its undergraduate programs, the School offers Master of Education, Master of Arts, and Master of School Administration degrees. Graduates of the Master of School Administration program continue to maintain Campbell’s 100 percent passage rate on the School Leaders’ Licensure Exam.

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The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business

Campbell University

School of Business


rom Campbell University’s earliest days, business curricula have been an integral part of the courses of study offered to students. In 1983, through the generosity of Annabelle Lundy Fetterman and Lewis M. Fetterman, Sr., the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business was established in honor of the Fettermans and in memory of Burrows T. and Mabel Lundy. The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business is a community of scholars and professionals who are committed to developing students as responsible individuals, through an emphasis on professional education, entrepreneurial attitudes. Christian values, and practical experiences. The mission of the School of Business, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is to engage students in a learning process that provides a comprehensive professional education, instills a passion for life-long learning, creates a commitment in service, and examines ethical behavior in the business environment. Graduates of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business are prepared for careers in a rapidly changing business environment.

Besides majors in Accounting, Business, Economics, International Business and Computer Information System, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business offers two unique majors: Professional Golf Management (PGM) and Trust and Investment Management (MTIM). These programs attract students from many geographic areas. The PGM program is one of only 18 PGA accredited programs and the Trust major is the only undergraduate trust program offered in the United States. The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business strives to be recognized as a premier business school known for its free enterprise based curiculum, distinctive academic programs, practical work experiences, and values-based entrepreneurial emphasis. The faculty’s commitment to personalized instruction and building close relationships with students fosters the development of outstanding business leaders who will contribute to the well-being of society, while embracing the values of integrity, honesty, mutual respect and accountability.

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School of Pharmacy

Campbell University

School of Pharmacy


stablished in 1986, the Campbell University School of Pharmacy was the first new pharmacy school opened in the preceding 35 years. The School of Pharmacy’s primary mission is to train clinical pharmacists in a Christian environment to meet existing and future healthcare needs. During its brief history graduates of the School of Pharmacy have performed extremely well on pharmacy boards, maintaining a 99% passage rate on both state and national exams. This accomplishment is made even more incredible in that during this same time period graduates have scored a 100% passage rate eleven times. The following statement summarizes the feelings of the School of Pharmacy alumni: “When people hear I went to Campbell their ears perk up and they are truly impressed. I’m proud to say I am a Campbell alumnus and would recommend the school to anyone I meet!” In the near future, the combination of computers and communications will provide the ability to access medical records and drug information systems forever changing the delivery of pharmacy services. Campbell University School of Pharmacy provides its incoming P-1 students

with laptop computers and P-4 students with PDA’s, which are equipped with the software and programming components our faculty consider necessary to address these enhanced delivery needs. Campbell University School of Pharmacy also offers a unique learning environment where Doctor of Pharmacy students may concurrently pursue an additional Master’s degree. Students may choose to complete a Master’s in Business Administration, Clinical Research, or Pharmaceutical Sciences while obtaining their Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students who elect to participant in these courses gain a tremendous advantage by enhancing their education and differentiating themselves early in their careers. To better serve patients, it is critical that pharmacists apply the Christian principles of empathy, compassion, and understanding into their practice. Campbell University’s School of Pharmacy fosters the application of these principles by incorporating them into the School’s service and instructional training. As an added component of their education students have the opportunity to take a pharmacy missions elective and participate in a mission trip that can serve as a fourth year elective rotation.

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The Divinity School

Campbell University

Divinity School


n September 21, 1995, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to begin Campbell University’s newest school, the Divinity School. The constituency’s demand for a Divinity School at Campbell University was so great, the school opened in 1996 - a full year earlier than planned. In 1997, the Divinity School admitted its first class, 84 students, and in May 2006, the number of graduates surpassed 200. The school gained full accreditation from The Association of Theological Schools in 2002, six years after opening its doors and two years earlier than most divinity schools. Also in 2002, the school initiated a new and much-needed Hispanic Theological Education program. In 2004, the Divinity School’s Doctor of Ministry program was added. Three degrees are offered: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Education and the Doctor of Ministry. In addition, certificate programs are available for children’s ministries and for Hispanic theological education. Campbell University’s Divinity School is uniquely positioned within the context of a comprehensive university. Taking advantage of this opportunity to better prepare students for greater service in the

community, the Campbell University Divinity School is partnering with the University’s other graduate and professional to offer students a wide array of curriculum choices. The Campbell University Divinity School and the Campbell University School of Education are offering the joint Master of Divinity/Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling. The program will be offered to those students who desire to complement and integrate graduate theological education with academic and clinical education in the counseling profession. The completion of the joint degree program will equip students with preparation for ministry as well as supervised clinical training in counseling skills. In addition, students who finish the program will be eligible for licensure as a professional counselor upon completion of a licensing exam and additional counseling experience. The Campbell University Divinity School and the LundyFetterman School of Business in partnership are offering the joint Master of Divinity/ Master of Business Administration. The Divinity School is committed to providing Christ-centered, Bible-based, and ministry-focused theological education for Christian ministry.

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The seals represent the progression of the institution from Academy to University. They are on display in the President’s Dining Room.

The College of Arts and Sciences

The microscope, circa 1910, was used by faculty and students attending Buies Creek Academy. The artist’s brushes are from the studio in the Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Center.

The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

This rendition of Lady Justice is cast of bronze on a marble base. The statue is from the office of Dr. Norman Adrian Wiggins, Chancellor and Professor of Law.



School of Education

Representing the School of Education, this antique student’s desk, circa 1880, is from the School of Education’s historical desk collection.

The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business

On loan to the University from Ashworth’s of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, is a vintage manual adding machine dating from the 1940s.

School of Pharmacy

A gift to Dean Ron Maddox from Keith Fearing, this mortar and pestle was used by Mr. Fearing in compounding prescriptions in his pharmacy in Manteo, the first pharmacy in Dare County.

The Divinity School

The Celtic cross celebrates Campbell University’s Scottishheritage. A gift to the Divinity School, this cross was hand-made by David Taylor, a friend of the Divinity School. The cross is on display in the Taylor Hall of Religion.

Campbell University: An Introduction  

This booklet gives a brief overbiew and introduction to Campbell University

Campbell University: An Introduction  

This booklet gives a brief overbiew and introduction to Campbell University