Faulkner University is a private Christian university in Montgomery, Alabama. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university was founded in 1942 by Dr. Rex Turner, Dr. Leonard Johnson and Joe Greer as Montgomery Bible School. In 1953 the school's name was changed to Alabama Christian College (ACC). In 1965, the college was moved to its present location on Atlanta Highway. The year 1975 marked the beginning of the school's satellite campuses in Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham. In 1985, the school was renamed Faulkner University in honor of Dr. James H. Faulkner Sr., a longtime supporter and chairman of the board.
|Motto||For God and For You|
|Affiliation||Churches of Christ|
|President||Michael D. Williams|
|Campus||Urban, 74 acres (0.30 km2)|
|Athletics||NAIA – SSAC|
MSC (football only)
Faulkner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, a doctorate in humanities, a doctorate in biblical studies, and juris doctor degrees.
The Faulkner Eagles is the athletic name of the teams that compete for Faulkner University. Faulkner participates in the NAIA. Sports for men include baseball, basketball, football, golf and soccer. Sports for women include basketball, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball. Most sports participate within the Southern States Athletic Conference, while football participates in the Mid-South Conference's sun division, starting with the 2016 season. Faulkner formerly also competed in the NCCAA, winning the national championship in baseball in 2001.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Bobby Bright – United States Congressman from Alabama
- Marcus Brimage – professional Mixed Martial Artist, former UFC competitor
- Beau Torbert Baseball, Drafted by the Houston Astros in 2004. Sioux Falls Canaries Hall of Fame. Baseball America Independent Player of the Year 2010
- Corey Black Baseball, Chicago Cubs
- Ray Ray Armstrong Football, New York Giants
Faulkner operates the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, with between 200 and 300 students. The school of law was provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association in 2006, and fully accredited in 2009.
The Kearley Graduate School of Theology, which opened the fall of 2013, offers students Masters of Arts degrees in Biblical Theology, as well as a low-residency PhD in Biblical Studies.
Faulkner University is one of a handful of high-learning institutions in the United States that still teaches from the canon of literature known as the Great Books of the Western World. Students attending Faulkner University are able to obtain a low-residency Master's degree or a PhD in the Humanities through the university’s Honors College.
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