Wesleyan College, first college in the world to bestow degrees on women. “Original building of Georgia Female College (now Wesleyan) Macon, Georgia, established 1836. First college in the world to bestow degrees upon women. Catherine Brewer received the first diploma in 1840.”
Georgia Female College, founded in Macon by the Methodist Church in 1836, became Wesleyan Female College in 1843. The name change honored Methodism’s founder, John Wesley. In 1917 the school’s current name, Wesleyan College, was adopted. “Forever first for women’s education — striving for excellence, grounded in faith, and engaged in service to the world” is the college’s mission.
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