Liberty University Celebrates 50 Years of Training Champions for Christ

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Liberty University is launching a major yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration of “training champions for Christ.” The private Christian school has a special website with a timeline, memories from alumni, and news and events.

Dr. Jerry Falwell originally founded the university in 1971 as Lynchburg Baptist College with the first classes held on Sept. 15, 1971. The name changed to Liberty Baptist College in 1975 and got its current name in 1985.

With more than 250,000 alumni changing the world, Liberty is one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in the nation and the largest in Virginia. The school now offers more than 700 unique programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level. Over 450 programs are offered online.

Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, LU is hosting special anniversary events with alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and friends of the school on campus and around the world, including Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 8-9.