Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School - Rochester, NY
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N 43° 07.918 W 077° 35.923
18T E 288631 N 4778748
Quick Description: The coordinates above were taken standing in front of Strong Hall, built in 1931, is the visual focal point of the campus. The bell tower of Strong Hall is a significant part of the Rochester skyline when approaching from the south.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/4/2012 10:39:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMDX04
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is a theological college of Baptist origins. The present day school, which sits on the top of a hill in the beautiful setting of Highland Park in Rochester, New York is a product of several mergers.

"The school is liberal and ecumenical in theology, with Baptists, United Methodists, Presbyterians and members of other denominations on its faculty and in its student body. Degrees can be obtained in cooperaration with Bexley Hall, an Episcopal Church seminary, which shared its facilities and administration from 1968 to 1998 (and continued at the campus under a separated administration until 2004), and St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, a Roman Catholic theological school which shared its facilities from 1981 until 2003, and since has moved to a nearby site." (visit link)

"The Rochester Theological Seminary was formed in 1850 at the founding of the University of Rochester by a group from Colgate Theological Seminary in Hamilton, New York who wished to move to an urban setting. By 1928, the remainder of the Hamilton seminary removed to Rochester. In 1961, the school was joined by the Baptist Missionary Training School, a woman's school from Chicago.

"Again in 1970 the school merged, this time with Crozer Theological Seminary, the Baptist school from Upland, Pennsylvania where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. studied." (visit link)

The physical campus east of Highland Park is largely the result of Augustus Hopkins Strong's 40 year tenure as President of Rochester Theological Seminary (from 1872-1912). Augustus Hopkins Stong's son Charles Augustus Strong's daughter Bessie married John D Rockefeller. The only child of that union was Margaret Strong, who maintained close ties with the Rochester community, despite not being raised here, as a result of her close relationship with her grandfather, significant Rockefeller money went into the construction of the campus, the focal point being Strong Hall, named in honor of Augustus Strong. The bell tower of Strong Hall is a prominent feature in the Rochester skyline when looking toward the city from the south, or when looking south from any south-facing window of one of the many Rochester high-rise buildings.
Name: Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

1100 Goodman Street
Rochester, NY USA

Phone Number: 585.271.1320

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type of School: Undergraduate School with Graduate Programs

School Affiliation: Private -- Christian Protestant

Date Founded: 1931

Enrollment: 722 full time, 22 part time students as of 2012

Location of GPS Coordinates: between the parking lot and Strong Hall

Nicknames/Mascots: Not listed

School Colors: Not listed

School Motto: Not listed

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