Faulkner University

Faulkner University

a private, 2500 student, university affiliated with the Church of Christ, and located on the Atlanta Highway just west of East Boulevard. It was founded in 1942 as a small Bible school, and became Alabama Christian College a decade later. In the beginning its modest campus was located on Ann Street just about where Zelda comes in today. In 1965, probably as a result of I-85 land acquisition payments,  the college was able to acquire its present campus. PH&J did the new campus plan and the first few buildings. In 1985 the name was changed to Faulkner, in honor of political kingmaker Jimmy Faulkner of Bay Minette, who ran against George Wallace for governor in 1964, and who became the school’s wealthy, church related, benefactor. Faulkner acquired the Jones Law School in 1983.

-Charles Humphries

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