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Sojourner-Douglass Timeline

Date: Event
October 2, 1972 The College began as the Homestead-Montebello Center as an affiliate of Antioch University. The Center was located in the Homestead-Montebello Community in Northeast Baltimore.

  • The College was accredited under the aegis of Antioch University, in Ohio by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of North Central Association.

  • The College admitted 30 students and offered 13 classroom courses.

June 1973 Sojourner-Douglass College moved to the Aisquith community acquiring two houses for its operations.
September 1974 Homestead-Montebello Center opened clusters on
the Upper Eastern Shore in Chestertown, Chester and Easton, Maryland.
June 1975 Sojourner-Douglass College moved to Caroline Street.  
February 7, 1980 The Center became an independent institution under the law of the State of Maryland. Operating as Sojourner-Douglass College. S-DC goes to court for Independence
June 20, 1980 The College achieved independent accreditation with the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. S-DC Gains Independence/Accreditation
July 1, 1980 The Collegeís affiliation with Antioch ends and Sojourner-Douglass College becomes independent.
Dr. Charles W. Simmons becomes first President.
Dr. Charles W. Simmons
July 1980 Sojourner-Douglass College opens its Cambridge Campus in Cambridge, Maryland.  
August 18, 1981 Members of the first graduating class were: Nuri-Den Abari, Iris Basheer, Beverly Brown, Homer Dorsey, Alugia Gray, Longworth Johnson, Josephine Reed, and Joyce Sims.  
August 1982 Members of the second graduating class. Second Graduating Class
September 1988 Sojourner-Douglass College opens its Bahamas Campus.  
October 1993 Sojourner-Douglass College opens its Annapolis Campus.  
June 1994 Sojourner-Douglass College celebrates its first graduating class of the Bahamas campus.  
June 1997 AdVANtage II program begins at Sojourner-Douglass College.

Sojourner-Douglass College partners with the Department of Social Services under the umbrella of the Department of Human Resources to provide entrepreneurial training to welfare recipients to operate small transportation businesses.
August 1997 Sojourner-Douglass College opens its Eastern Shore Campus in Salisbury, Maryland.  
September 1998 Sojourner-Douglass College holds its first graduation for AdVANtage II.  
June 1999 Workforce Transportation & Referral Center (WTRC) begins operation. WTRC is the transition of AdVANtage II, in which Sojourner-Douglass College acts as a brokerage that employs services of existing small transportation businesses to provide reverse commute services for people transitioning from welfare to work and other underemployed and low wage workers. WTRC workers
November 1999 Sojourner-Douglass College opens its Prince Georgeís County Campus in Lanham, Maryland.  
March 2001 Sojourner-Douglass College implements masterís degree program in three areas: Public Administration, Urban Education (emphasis in reading), and Human Services.  
June 2001 Sojourner-Douglass College holds its first graduation ceremony for its Salisbury Eastern Shore campus students.  
June 2002 Sojourner-Douglass College acquires additional building located on Central Avenue that is 165,000 sq. ft. on 5 acres.  
June 2002 Sojourner-Douglass College holds first graduating ceremony for Prince Georgeís County campus students.  
September 2002 Sojourner-Douglass College begins its Entrepreneurial Program called the Transportation Institute Partnership (TIP). Tip members
October 2002 Sojourner-Douglass College holds first graduating ceremony of the Master Degree recipients.  
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