Voorhees College, which was founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Menafee in 1897, was originally known as the Denmark Industrial School. The name was changed to Voorhees Industrial Institute for Colored Youths in 1904, and again to Voorhees School and Junior College in 1947. In 1962, it was christened Voorhees College. The 365 acre college campus is in Denmark, South Carolina. This historically black college is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.
Voorhees College offers degree programs in business administration, sociology, English, criminal justice, mathematics, health and recreation, organizational management, computer science, and mass communication. The academic divisions of the college are:
The athletics department of Voorhees College fields teams in baseball, cross country, basketball, track and field, softball, and volleyball. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I, and the Association of Independent Institutions. The teams are known as the Tigers.
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