A 175th anniversary is an awesome accomplishment, and the Blackburn Colllege campus will come alive throughout 2012 in celebration! College alumni can still harken to the days when they strolled the beautiful Blackburn campus on the way to class, made live-long friends, or rushed to be on time for their Work Program job--a job that kept the College going. Current students do the same and this anniversary year is a chance for alumni, students and all friends of the college to come together and recognize the unique educational institution that has grown from the dream of Gideon Blackburn.
How did Blackburn happen?
Read the story of Blackburn College and learn why the college has grown to become the exceptional educational environment of today.
What events are planned for 2012?
Check here for the most current information about 175th anniversary events.
175th Anniversary Commemorative Book
A special book is currently being prepared for publication, presenting the history of Blackburn College, along with interesting photos, anecdotes, and alumni vignettes or brief biographies. The finished book will be available at Founders Day, 2013. Advance orders can be made by contacting the Development Office, 217-854-3231, ext. 4356. Reserve your personal copy of this keepsake edition today!