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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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  • 11 Broward School Board candidates compete

    11 Broward School Board candidates compete
    Eleven candidates are vying for five seats on the Broward School Board this year, as the district pushes for an $800 million bond to repair or replace aging buildings. The five incumbents seeking re-election have drawn challenges from district...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   BRITISH INVASION CELEBRATION: Celebrating 50 years of The Beatles  in America with all things British including classic cars and more  than 20 vendors....
  • Shannon Strasser, attorney, Segal McCambridge Segal & Mahoney

    Shannon Strasser, attorney, Segal McCambridge Segal & Mahoney
    Shannon Strasser has joined litigation firm Segal McCambridge Segal & Mahoney as an attorney in its Chicago office. She represents clients in toxic tort matters. She earned her J.D. and an M.B.A. from Stetson University in 2012, and has a B.S. in business...
  • James Franklin returns to SEC country

     
    This tweet Monday from Michael Hazel, Penn State's director of football operations, surely was intended to needle the SEC. .@SpenceChaos, @coachjfranklin & staff headed south today looking for more Nittany Lions! @PennStateFball pic.twitter.com/Bd9xcihe53...
  • Woeful race tale in People's beauty, Nevada's 'beast'

    Woeful race tale in People's beauty, Nevada's 'beast'
    Let's title this, "Beauty and the Beast 2.0." First, the beautiful part … Since 1990, People magazine has named a Tinseltown A-lister its "Most Beautiful Person." For the honor's silver anniversary, the pop-culture bible anointed Lupita Nyong'o...
  • DeLand names Singletary to replace Zeoli as boys basketball coach

    DeLand names Singletary to replace Zeoli as boys basketball coach
    DeLand has promoted former Stetson University basketball standout Sebastian Singletary from assistant to head coach to replace icon John Zeoli, who is retiring after 36 seasons at the school. Bulldogs athletic director Paul Ryder made the announcement...
  • DeLand loses hoop standout Jason Burnell as well as coach

    DeLand loses hoop standout Jason Burnell as well as coach
    Jason Burnell, a first team Class 8A All-State player as a junior for DeLand, will play his senior season at Jacksonville Providence Christian in order to be closer to his father. Frank Burnell, a former Stetson University standout and Daytona Beach...
  • Penn State, Stetson both gain from combo football camp

    Penn State, Stetson both gain from combo football camp
    When Stetson University and Penn State decided to conglomerate on a football camp, the two programs weren’t looking to skirt any rules or stir up a controversy. But if there is controversy to be stirred, someone will be happy to grab a big spoon....
  • Penn State, Notre Dame plan satellite camps despite SEC objections

    Penn State, Notre Dame plan satellite camps despite SEC objections
      There is a good old-fashioned turf-war brewing in college football. Coaches from the Southeastern Conference are upset with Penn State’s James Franklin for scheduling several satellite football camps in locations deep in the heart of SEC...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...
  • People's Most Beautiful: Lupita Nyong'o

    People's Most Beautiful: Lupita Nyong'o
    She won the Oscar, and now she decorates People's Most Beautiful cover. Lupita Nyong'o is having a big year. There was no contest about this year's pick, People editorial director Jess Cagle told NBC's "Today." "I'm flattered, but flattered sounds...
  • Judge bans investment manager from securities business

    Judge bans investment manager from securities business
    A federal judge has banned a Central Florida investment manager from the securities industry and fined him $660,000 for making false claims and using deceptive advertising about investment returns. Max J. Zavanelli, a longtime brokerage entrepreneur and...