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U.S. Senate commemorates 150th anniversary of Blue Mountain Christian University

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The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of Blue Mountain Christian University.

The resolution, introduced by Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), recognizes the university for its success inside and outside of the classroom.

“For 150 years, Blue Mountain Christian University has afforded so many the opportunity to complete their studies, as well as grow their faith,” Hyde-Smith said. “This resolution honors the huge impact this small but mighty college has on students, staff, and the surrounding community.”

Wicker echoed Hyde-Smith’s sentiments, adding that he cannot wait to see how the Baptist liberal arts school excels in the future.

“Blue Mountain Christian University has dedicated itself to ministry, service, and academic excellence,” Wicker said. “This resolution is a small way to honor their legacy. I wish them the best on the next 150 years.”

Blue Mountain Christian University, formerly known as Blue Mountain College, was founded in 1873 as a women’s institution made up of 50 students. Now, it is nearing its second full decade as a coeducational institution, teaching more than 500 students and fielding 18 NAIA-level athletic teams.

The resolution was approved by the U.S. Senate earlier this week with unanimous consent.

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