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Stetson University

Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includ...
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Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includes the main College of Law campus in Gulfport/St. Petersburg, the Tampa Law Center in downtown Tampa and the Stetson University Center at Celebration in the Orlando area.

Stetson University serves a diverse student population of 3,700 in nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The university's four colleges and schools offer more than 60 majors and minors in 13 degree programs. There are 256 full-time faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees, and there is an 11 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Stetson is consistently ranked among the best universities in the South in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition.
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  • Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say

    Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say
    More Florida students should be able to attend classes (or schools) that teach only boys or only girls, a Florida House panel decided Tuesday. There are 54 gender-specific schools in Florida now, including Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand. The aim...
  • Fred Mauk: On pipe organ, he brought music to many

    Fred Mauk: On pipe organ, he brought music to many
    When St. Mark's Presbyterian Church couldn't afford a new pipe organ, Fred Stewart Mauk had an idea: Why not find a used one? Mauk, organist at the Altamonte Springs church, kept his eyes peeled and in 1986 found a used pipe organ for sale at a church...
  • Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka

    Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka
    Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka are a remarkable team. They each have successful careers, championing each other's work as well as their peers in Central Florida. Pulapaka teaches at Stetson University during the day; at night he's the chef at the award-...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw

    PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw
    Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
  • Shareholders in the dark about 'dark money'

    Shareholders in the dark about 'dark money'
    Anticipating the Securities and Exchange Commission's actions can feel like waiting for Godot. The SEC has been sitting on a petition for a new rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose to shareholders what corporate funds are spent on...
  • Orlando's Gardiner tapped as next Senate president

    Orlando's Gardiner tapped as next Senate president
    TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando Republican Andy Gardiner was formally elected as his party's designate for Senate president in a ceremony on the Senate floor Tuesday. "Andy Gardiner is young, with 1,000 victories ahead of him. He is tested by life, tempered by...
  • DeLand is Central Florida's Other Best Downtown

    DeLand is Central Florida's Other Best Downtown
    DeLand ran away with the title today in the Sentinel's first Other Best Downtown bracket competition. DeLand beat out Mount Dora by more than 8,000 votes in the final round of the contest that kicked off Thanksgiving Day. Just after noon DeLand police...
  • Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims

    Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims
    South Florida veterans whose disability claims have been lingering for at least four months will be getting a special offer from the Department of Veterans Affairs: a free attorney. The regional VA office in St. Petersburg is one of two claims centers...
  • Lanza's Violent Video Game Play Overblown

    The tragic shooting last year in Newtown horrified the nation. Rumors flew that the shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was obsessed with violent video games such as "Call of Duty." Debates about such games ensued, despite little official information on...
  • South Florida insider diagnoses what's wrong with Congress

    South Florida insider diagnoses what's wrong with Congress
    Clay Shaw went to Congress when it wasn't seen, at best, as dysfunctional — or, at worst, as a joke. His time in Washington, D.C., included a period when Congress actually got things done, with bipartisan civility and cooperation. A Republican...
  • The Prospector: Former East Ridge RB Jerami Singleton happy at Stetson

    The Prospector: Former East Ridge RB Jerami Singleton happy at Stetson
    For the past three years, Jerami Singleton has been waiting. He’s been waiting for that day when he could finally say, “I made it.” He can say it briefly Saturday night as he steps on the field for Stetson’s first football game...
  • Top 10 national universities out of about 200:

    Top 10 national universities out of about 200: Princeton Harvard Yale Columbia Stanford (tied for 5th) University of Chicago (tied for 5th) Duke (tied for 7th) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tied for 7th) University of...