10 Facts About Ambassador College


Ambassador College was a four-year, liberal arts college run by the Worldwide Church of God.

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At the time Ambassador closed for financial reasons in May 1997, it had operated for 50 years and had become regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Villa Merritt Ollivier was renamed "Ambassador Hall" and Ambassador College subsequently obtained permission to close Terrace Drive.

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Ambassador College was designed to prepare youth for life and service in church.

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Ambassador College held this opinion despite the fact that numerous accredited colleges and universities around the country were operated by the Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Christian denominations, without those organizations being required to alter church teachings.

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Board of regents of Ambassador College, still consisting of members of the Worldwide Church of God, decided to merge all operations at one location and seek regional accreditation.

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For decades Ambassador College did not have an endowment fund separate from the church.

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However, the Ambassador College legacy lived on in the form of Grace Communion Seminary .

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In 2003 Ambassador College, doing business as Ambassador College of Christian Ministry, began offering courses online in areas of biblical studies, theology, and Christian ministry, providing a diploma and a graduate program.

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The auditorium was largely unused for a decade until a portion of the Ambassador College campus was sold to interdenominational Maranatha High School and a smaller portion, including the auditorium, to HRock Church.

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