Friends University celebrates 125th Anniversary 

Friends University was officially founded in 1898 and opened its doors in September of the same year. The University is celebrating the 125th Anniversary milestone on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Auditorium in the Davis Administration Building on the Friends University campus with a ceremony, the reveal of a brand-new timeline wall, a commemorative documentary release, campus tours and much more.  

“For 125 years, Friends University has been a constant fixture in the Wichita community,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University. “It is amazing to think that 125 years ago, in the same Davis Administration Building, student’s lives were being transformed with a Christian liberal-arts education just as they are today. It is an honor to be a part of the great history of Friends University and continue to pursue the mission that our founder James M. Davis set forth as a Quaker university to give to the community and the world graduates that are excellent in their field of study, ethical leaders and problem solvers, people we expect will make a positive difference in our community. This is an exciting day and exceptional milestone for Friends University.”   

Friends University, a Christian university with Quaker heritage founded by St. Louis businessman James M. Davis in 1898 offers over 60 degree programs from business, education, fine arts, STEM, theology and humanities, graduate level degrees and the first-ever doctoral program in Christian spiritual formation and soul care.   

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.