September 29, 1919
A dedication service was held for the Southwestern Collegiate Institute (now John Brown University) in Siloam Springs (Benton County). The school came into existence as a humble creation, sporting a high school academy and a two-year junior college. The school evolved into a four-year liberal arts university and later developed graduate programs in business and counseling. Throughout its history, the university has forged close ties with the churches and industries of northwest Arkansas and business leaders such as Sam Walton and John Tyson.