Thursday, May 7, 2015

#TBT in the Archives 5/7/15

Class of 1905 in their graduation gowns

It's our last Throwback Thursday of the semester! We hope you've enjoyed the Ship stories we've shared with you over the past several months!

As graduation season is upon us, we'd like to send you off into the summer months with a couple of tidbits about the institution's first graduating class.

Degrees were first awarded at the Cumberland Valley State Normal School in 1874. The 24 students in this first graduating class all studied elementary education.

To all of our students who are graduating at the end of this week, congratulations! You are joining a long line of successful Shippensburg graduates and we wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

Want to learn more about Ship's history? Our Throwback Thursday series will return in the fall. If you need to reach Archives & Special Collections over the summer, please contact us via e-mail: .