Southern College of Seventh-Day Adventists (Collegedale, Tennessee, US)

A coeducational senior college situated at Collegedale, Tennessee, near Chattanooga. The organization is directly responsible to the Southern Union Conference, and serves the Seventh-day Adventist constituency of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The 1992-1993 college faculty numbered 134 (including 45 part-time teachers), of whom 45 had doctoral degrees. The staff also included 120 hourly employees. Graysville Academy. Southern College traces its beginnings to the Seventh-day Adventist church in the small village of Graysville, Tennessee. In the fall of 1891 the pastor, R. M. Kilgore, invited G. W. Colcord and his wife from Oregon to open a school to train Christian workers. For a classroom, Colcord rented a room above J. W. Clouse...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.