Missouri Valley College opens on September 17.
“Old Main” was built for $40,000. Baity Hall still stands as the focal point of campus.
Rev. Dr. William H. Black becomes the College’s first president. Dr. Black was a pastor from St. Louis.
William Ira Ferguson graduates from MVC. “Pop” dubbed the sports teams the “Vikings” and coined the phrase “Valley Will Roll.”
Stewart Chapel is built.
Morrison Gymnasium is built.
Gregg-Mitchell Field & Murrell Memorial Library are constructed.
Young Hall is built.
During WWII, MVC serves as a location to train military officers. United States Navy Units V-5 and V-12 were stationed on campus in temporary buildings built by the Navy. After the war, seven of these were converted to apartments for married students. Called Valley Forge, the community housed many servicemen and their wives who returned to continue their studies.
The American Humanics program is inaugurated on campus. Now called the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, the program has spread to more than 40 colleges and universities nation-wide after getting its start right here at MVC.
MacDonald Hall is built.
Moreland Hall is built.
Collins Science Center is built.
The Ferguson Center opens.
Stewart Chapel is destroyed by a fire.
Stewart Chapel and a theatre are rebuilt on campus.
Burns Athletic Complex is built.
The Technology Center is built and includes the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art and the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre. The theatre uses the same lighting and sound equipment as the Royal Opera in London making it one of the most technologically advanced theatrical venues in the Midwest.
MVC hires current president and first female president, Dr. Bonnie Humphrey.
MVC graduates largest class, 266.
MVC records largest enrollment with 1,476 students.
MVC offers first graduate degree program, a master of arts in community counseling.
Viking Village opens.
MVC offers its first two online degree programs; bachelor’s degrees in business administration and psychology.
Valley Lab School opens.
The Malcolm Center for Student Life opens.
MVC dining hall undergoes a complete renovation.