Brescia University

Brescia University
Former names
Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women (1925–1951)
Brescia College (1951–1998)
TypePrivate college
Established1925
AffiliationCatholic Church (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
Academic affiliations
ACCU
NAICU
CIC
PresidentLarry Hostetter
Students1,298
Undergraduates1,261
Postgraduates37
Location, ,
United States

37°46′8.22″N 87°6′43.47″W / 37.7689500°N 87.1120750°W / 37.7689500; -87.1120750
ColorsBlue & Gold
 
NicknameBearcats
Sporting affiliations
NAIARiver States
MascotBearcat
Websitewww.brescia.edu

Brescia University is a private Roman Catholic college in Owensboro, Kentucky. It was founded as a junior college for women and is now a coeducational institution offering undergraduate and master's programs.

History

Brescia University traces its roots to Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women founded in 1925 by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph at Maple Mount, a rural area outside Owensboro. Coeducational extension courses were started at Owensboro and eventually grew into its own campus. After World War II the two campuses were consolidated, thus becoming fully co-educational. In 1951, it was renamed Brescia College, after the Italian city of Brescia where Saint Angela Merici founded the original order. It changed its name in 1998 to become Brescia University with the addition of Master's degree programs in Management, and Curriculum and Instruction.

Notable alumni

Athletics

The Brescia athletic teams are called the Bearcats. The institution is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the River States Conference (RSC; formerly known as the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) until after the 2015–16 school year) since the 1984–85 academic year.

Brescia competes in 18 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball; and co-ed sports compete in cheerleading, dance and eSports.


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