Article - Colleges in Alaska that have closed, merged, or changed their names

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Alaska Methodist University    Anchorage    Alaska    1957    
    Methodist    renamed Alaska Pacific University after 1978
Far North Bible College    Anchorage    Alaska    1973    2008    Assemblies of God    for transcripts contact The Alaska District, 1048 West International Airport Road, Suite 101, Anchorage AK 99518-1005, (907) 562-2247    "Seminaries fall on bad time," USA Today, March 18, 2009, p. 6D.
Sheldon Jackson College    Sitka    Alaska    1878    2007    Presbyterian    started by Presbyterian missionaries John G. Brady (later Governor of Alaska) and Fannie Kellogg on upper floor of an old military barracks as a training school for Tlingit Indians; in 1882, the building burned to the ground; another Presbyterian missionary, Dr. Sheldon Jackson, initiated a nationwide fund-raising campaign, and later that year a new building was constructed; Dr. Jackson was later named Alaska's first General Superintendent for Education; by 1884, the school was known as the Sitka Industrial and Training School; in 1910, the year of Dr. Jackson's death, the school was renamed Sheldon Jackson School and in 1917, a new boarding high school was added; the college program was organized in 1944 as an extension of the high school curriculum; and in 1966, the year before the high school closed, Sheldon Jackson was accredited; in 1972, the Presbyterian Church relinquished its direct authority for the operation of the college, ending 93 years of ownership by the Board of National Missions of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. The college maintained a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and with the Alaska/Northwest Synod    

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