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What's In A Name?
By any other name, it is still ETSU:
  • 1911 East Tennessee State Normal School
  • 1925 East Tennessee State Teachers College
  • 1930 State Teachers College, Johnson City
  • 1943 East Tennessee State College
  • 1963 East Tennessee State University

Founded  1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School)                    
Students Over 14,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students
Location Main Campus: Johnson City (population 63,152), in the northeastern tip of the state bordered by Virginia and North Carolina
Colleges and Schools Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Technology
College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
College of Nursing
College of Public Health
Honors College
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach
School of Graduate Studies
Facilities Include Center for Academic Achievement  
ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center
Governors and Centennial residence halls
Scott M. Niswonger Digital Media Center
State-of-the-art Charles C. Sherrod Library
Warren-Greene Golf Center
Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity
Athletics 17 sports
Southern Conference, NCAA Division I
U.S. Olympic Training Site for Weightlifting, Canoe and Kayak, and Bobsled and Skeleton
Team Name      Buccaneers
School Colors ETSU Blue (PMS 282c) and ETSU Gold (PMS 123c)
Presidential Lineage

Sidney G. Gilbreath

Charles C. Sherrod

Burgin E. Dossett, Sr.

D.P. Culp

Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr.

Ronald E. Beller

Bert C. Bach

Roy S. Nicks

Paul E. Stanton, Jr.

Dr. Brian Noland 
Brian Noland

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