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任务 & 历史

More than 100 years ago, a lively city turned out to be the best place to build character. 

A group of students and faculty gathers for a photo in front of one of the buildings of AddRan Christian University in 1895

GPK电子的历史始于一个家庭

A black and white portrait of 1897年,GPK电子游戏创始人Addison Clark创立

GPK电子游戏’s mission is to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible 国际社会的公民. 这种理想是一种探索的延续 in 1869, when brothers Addison and Randolph Clark dreamed of creating a college where men and women could acquire a classical education and develop character. 

The Clarks were both Fort Worth-based minister-teachers. 远离他们的努力 from the distractions of “Hell’s Half Acre”—where the cattle industry and the pending new railroad had stirred a boisterous culture—the brothers headed for the open prairie 附近的索普泉. With just 13 students, they opened the doors of AddRan Male and Female College, one of the first co-ed institutions west of the Mississippi.

一个历史性的合作

A black and white portrait of GPK电子游戏 founder Randolph Clark, a middle-aged bearded man, in 1874.Within five years, enrollment swelled to 450 students and the Clarks and their spouses sold everything they owned to invest in a larger building. 但对于大学来说 继续下去,还需要一笔捐款.

The Clarks forged an affiliation with the Christian 教会(基督门徒) to “adopt” their school, giving it a new name and ensuring its future. 1873年的宪章 stated that AddRan Christian University would fulfill its mission to “promote literary 和科学教育.” The relationship with the Disciples would continue to be 遗产和价值观.

 A group photo of the GPK电子游戏 football team in uniform in 1938

热烈的开始

The 1898 yearbook, called the Horned Frog, featured a picture of a horned lizard on the coverAddRan moved to Waco, Texas, in 1895, where a number of traditions began. 足球 arrived in 1896, along with women’s intercollegiate sports. 1897- 1998年,学校的 第一本年鉴被命名为 的角蛙—after the small but fierce lizard that was embraced as the school mascot. 学生 chose school colors: “Purple for royalty, white for a clean game.“GPK电子正式成为 1902年GPK电子游戏教大学.

 The charred remains of a four-story stone building, GPK电子游戏's Waco campus main building after a fire

回到沃斯堡

Three brick buildings, each several stories high, stand isolated on a treeless prairieA fire destroyed the Waco campus in 1910, forcing the school to move. 虽然许多德州 小镇s courted the trustees, no one desired a university more than the city leaders of Fort Worth, who felt a college might help soften their reputation as a rowdy “cow 小镇.” The offer of 50 acres, $200,000 and the promise of streetcar service sealed GPK电子游戏永久住所的协议.

一个繁荣的世纪. 新一年.

GPK电子游戏 and our home小镇 would enjoy a partnership of growth, mutual enrichment and community through the 20th century, but the new millennium would bring unprecedented cultural 和身体进步到大学. 通过战略规划、远见和慷慨, we have created a campus that honors our history as we look to the future. 今天, the Horned Frog family includes approximately 11,000 students seeking the very same purpose of which our founders dreamed, and a global network of more than 90,000 living 校友.

GPK电子游戏 began as a family endeavor—an enriching place of spirited belonging for men and women of character to acquire a liberal arts education and strive to serve the greater 好.

150年过去了,GPK电子仍然是那个地方.

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