DR. JAMES CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, BUIES CREEK, SC
SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP is the theme of this sculpture.
On Jan. 5, 1887, James A. Campbell, a 26-year-old Baptist minister, welcomed 16 students to a small church in Buies Creek, N.C., for the first day of classes for the school he founded: Buies Creek Academy. By the end of the first term, there were 92 students.
Since then, Buies Creek Academy has evolved to become Campbell Junior College (1926), Campbell College (1961), and Campbell University (1979).