Education for Character since 1866
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Established by Benjamin T. Roberts & opened in 1869
The school was renamed A.M. Chesbrough Seminary
B.T. Roberts Memorial Hall
Named in honor of B.T. Roberts and currently the home of Northeastern Seminary.
Named in honor of businessman Edward Cox. First public event held in Cox Hall was the funeral of B.T. Roberts in February 1893.
President George W. Garlock
Served as President of Roberts & Seminary from 1921-1930
is gifted by the class of 1926
President Merlin G. Smith
Served as President of Roberts & Seminary from 1933-1957
Named in honor of Adella P. Carpenter. A four story, 36,000 square foot building built in 1935 and updated in every way, now with geothermal energy system
Roberts Junior College
The school was renamed Roberts Junior College
Roberts Wesleyan College
A charter is obtained to provide a four-year curriculum and another name change to Roberts Wesleyan College
Named in honor of Anna & Duran DeBarr (Uncle Buck), Dir. Of Campus Services, bookstore, and College bus driver, 1971-1992.
Named in honor of Donald Mohnkern, Registrar 1960-1992.
Named in honor of Jean & Dave Morrow, Dir. Of Admissions & Dean of Students 1967-1982
Named in honor of William Sittig, Chairman of Board of Trustees, and Ruth McIntyre Sittig, professor 1949-1983
Named in honor of Dorothy Whittingham, chair of Nursing Division, professor 1954-1986
Hasting Center for Academics
Named in honor of Bob & Mary Hastings, friends of the college.
Named in honor of Harry F. Anderson, professor and beloved coach, 1933-1976
Named in honor of Stanley R. Magill, professor 1947-1985.
Named in honor of John D. O'Brien, faculty 1931-1969
Named in honor of Howard E. and Cora Updyke, literature professors, Academic Dean 1934-1969
Current home built in 1965 under President Ellwood(Woody) & Beth Voller.
Beeson Hall Residence
Named in honor of Lillian & J. Eslie Beeson, professor 1926-1967
Named in honor Burdette N. Miner, Chairman of Board of Trustees 1930's.
Named in honor of President George W. Garlock. The Ellen Stowe Roberts dining room, named to honor the wife of B.T. Roberts is located within the commons.
Smith Science Center
Named in honor of President Merlin G. Smith
President William C. Crothers
Served as President of Roberts & Seminary from 1981-2002
Voller Athletic Center
Named in honor of Ellwood A. Voller, President 1957-1968
Dr. William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr.
U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar '90
United States Ambassador to Singapore
Master's of Education degree
Master's level programs introduced, starting with Med
Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
Named in honor of Howard S. Roberts, great-grandson of B.T. & Ellen Roberts; decorated naval officer.
Named in honor of Jean & Paul L. Adams, President 1974-1981
Named in honor of Florence & Alton Dailey, alumni Class of '23, business manager, trustee, and benefactors
NES is chartered to provide theological education at Roberts Wesleyan College
Roberts Wesleyan College chapter of Students in Free Enterprise was formed
Roberts responds to September 11 inside and outside classrooms to issue disaster relief
Rinker Community Service Center
Named in honor of David & Leighan Roberts Rinker, a 5th generation decendent granddaughter of B.T. & Ellen Stowe Roberts; both trustees of the college.
Davison Hall Residence
Named in honor of Donald & Maxine Davison, benefactors and friends.
President John A. Martin
Served as President of Roberts & Seminary from 2002-2014
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Named in honor of local businessman, entrepreneur, & friend of the college.
Jenn Suhr '04
Olympic Silver Medalist Winner
Jenn Suhr '04
Olympic Gold Medalist Winner
From Raiders to Redhawks - an image of physical, spiritual, and intellectual significance
Outdoor Athletic Center
Completion of the stadium facility including, locker rooms, training room, and consession stand
Dedicated to Dr. Bill & Rilla Crothers
NCAA Division II
Roberts becomes full member of NCAA Division II
President Deana L. Porterfield
Presidential inauguration September 26, 2014 and currently serving as President of Roberts & Seminary
Crothers Science & Nursing Center
Named in honor of President Bill & Rilla Crothers.
Doctorate of Psychology
Doctorate level programs introduced, starting with PsyD