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'''Miles College''' is a historically black college founded in [[1905]]. Located at 5500 [[Myron Massey Blvd]] in [[Fairfield]] in western [[Jefferson County]], it is a private liberal arts institution of the CME Church with between 1600 and 1800 students.  
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'''Miles College''' is a historically black college founded in [[1905]]. Located at 5500 [[Myron Massey Blvd]] in [[Fairfield]] in western [[Jefferson County]], it is a private liberal arts institution of the [[Christian Methodist Episcopal Church]] with between 1600 and 1800 students. The college is a member of the United Negro College Fund and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The president is [[George French]]. The student newspaper is ''The Milean''.
  
 
Miles College offers 25 different degrees in education, business, biology, and in various sciences. Their mascot is the Golden Bears, and the marching band is the Miles Purple Marching Machine. Their current [[List of Miles College presidents|president]] is Dr. [[George French, Jr]]. According to a recent non-profit organization, Miles College ranks 4th in the nation for graduating black college students.
 
Miles College offers 25 different degrees in education, business, biology, and in various sciences. Their mascot is the Golden Bears, and the marching band is the Miles Purple Marching Machine. Their current [[List of Miles College presidents|president]] is Dr. [[George French, Jr]]. According to a recent non-profit organization, Miles College ranks 4th in the nation for graduating black college students.
  
In [[2006]], Miles College purchased the former [[HealthSouth]] MetroWest Hospital which doubled the size of the campus to 76 acres.  In July, [[2007]], college officials were in talks to have the 41 acres of what is also known as the [[Lloyd Noland Hospital]] site deannexed from Fairfield and annexed into the City of [[Birmingham]] [http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/118336495522530.xml&coll=2].
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In [[2006]], Miles College purchased the former [[Lloyd Noland Hospital]] from [[HealthSouth]], creating space for a 41-acre "north campus" in addition to the college's existing 35 acres. The college is considering acquiring property between the two parcels, currently the site of the [[Demetrius C. Newton Gardens]] apartments operated by the [[Fairfield Housing Authority]]. Plans for the north campus include a new main entrance, a student center, a school of international studies and public policy, a health and wellness center, and a performing arts center.
 
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The student newspaper is ''The Milean''. Miles College is a member of the United Negro College Fund.
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==Athletics==
 
==Athletics==
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:''See main article [[Miles Golden Bears]]''.
 
:''See main article [[Miles Golden Bears]]''.
 
Miles' athletic teams are the NCAA Division II Golden Bears of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team colors are purple and gold. The football team plays in 8,500-seat [[Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium]] on campus. The basketball teams compete in 1,200-seat [[Knox-Windham Gymnasium]].
 
Miles' athletic teams are the NCAA Division II Golden Bears of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team colors are purple and gold. The football team plays in 8,500-seat [[Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium]] on campus. The basketball teams compete in 1,200-seat [[Knox-Windham Gymnasium]].
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==References==
 
==References==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Miles_College&oldid=122604915 Miles College]. (April 13, 2007). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:58, July 2, 2007.  
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Miles_College&oldid=122604915 Miles College]. (April 13, 2007). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:58, July 2, 2007.  
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* Garrison, Greg (October 22, 2010) "Miles College looks at linking with Noland hospital site." ''Birmingham News''
  
 
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Revision as of 19:59, 22 October 2010

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Miles College is a historically black college founded in 1905. Located at 5500 Myron Massey Blvd in Fairfield in western Jefferson County, it is a private liberal arts institution of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with between 1600 and 1800 students. The college is a member of the United Negro College Fund and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The president is George French. The student newspaper is The Milean.

Miles College offers 25 different degrees in education, business, biology, and in various sciences. Their mascot is the Golden Bears, and the marching band is the Miles Purple Marching Machine. Their current president is Dr. George French, Jr. According to a recent non-profit organization, Miles College ranks 4th in the nation for graduating black college students.

In 2006, Miles College purchased the former Lloyd Noland Hospital from HealthSouth, creating space for a 41-acre "north campus" in addition to the college's existing 35 acres. The college is considering acquiring property between the two parcels, currently the site of the Demetrius C. Newton Gardens apartments operated by the Fairfield Housing Authority. Plans for the north campus include a new main entrance, a student center, a school of international studies and public policy, a health and wellness center, and a performing arts center.

Athletics

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See main article Miles Golden Bears.

Miles' athletic teams are the NCAA Division II Golden Bears of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team colors are purple and gold. The football team plays in 8,500-seat Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium on campus. The basketball teams compete in 1,200-seat Knox-Windham Gymnasium.

Notable Alumni

External links

References

  • Miles College. (April 13, 2007). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:58, July 2, 2007.
  • Garrison, Greg (October 22, 2010) "Miles College looks at linking with Noland hospital site." Birmingham News