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Amridge University Celebrates 50 years as a Christian Institution, 1967 to 2017

Dr. Michael C. Turner

June 2017 marks 50 years that Amridge University has existed as a private, non-profit, Christian institution.

Dr. Michael C. Turner

I am truly humbled and thankful to be part of such a rich heritage of Christian founders and visionaries of Amridge University! Over the past five decades, Amridge University has grown from an institution strictly offering campus based training of ministers and Bible teachers to expanded online Bible programs as well as offerings in business, management, professional counseling, and leadership. I am dedicated to continuing the University’s mission to prepare men and women for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service to their professions, society, church, and family through teaching, learning experiences, and support services. Amridge is committed to academic excellence, distance education, and spiritual vitality at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As we look back, I am amazed to see how far we have come! In 1993, my father, former President Rex A Turner, Jr. (1945-2008) made the decision to pioneer distance education for our institution. As a result, our faculty members honed their skills in areas of instructional strategies, the use of various instructional technologies, assessment, and course design and development to offer a learning environment conducive for optimal student success. It was this level of commitment that led the U.S. Department of Education to select Amridge University as one of the original fifteen institutions to participate as a Distance Education Demonstration Institution. As a result, Amridge University has delivered distance education since 1993 and has provided online or web-enabled instruction since 1999.

Today Amridge offers 32 online degree programs. Highlights for our programs include 8 Associate of Arts programs, 8 Bachelor’s programs, 4 Master of Divinity programs, 3 Doctor of Ministry programs, and 5 Doctoral programs within four colleges and schools.

I am gratified by the diverse student population that we serve and graduate. Their college graduation changes not only their lives but the lives of future generations.

As we look back on our shared accomplishments, we move forward with excitement about what the next 50 years will bring.

I look forward to celebrating with you at the Amridge Commencement Ceremony beginning at 4:00 pm June 2nd at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center in Montgomery, AL.

Thank you for your continued support of Amridge University!



Dr. Michael C. Turner – Amridge University President