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Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding school located in Culver, Indiana, which is composed of three entities: Culver Military Academy (CMA) for boys, Culver Girls Academy (CGA), and the Culver Summer Schools and Camps (CSSC).
|Culver Military Academy / Culver Girls Academy|
1300 Academy Road No. 157
|Established||1894, 125 years ago|
|Head of Schools||Doug Bird|
|Teaching staff||99.0 (on a FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8.2|
|Campus||1,850 acres (7.5 km2) |
|Athletics||19 Interscholastic Sports|
The Eugene C. Eppley Foundation donated the funds for three classroom buildings that comprise the Gignilliat Memorial Quadrangle. Eppley Auditorium, built 60 years ago in 1959, seats 1,492 people. The new Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center consists of a scene shop, dance studio, and private dance studio.
The ethos of the Culver Academies was augmented with the dedication of the 47,000 sq. ft. Huffington Library on October 1, 1993. Physically, the building provides a southern terminus to the academic quadrangle while affording library patrons a view of Lake Maxinkuckee. It houses a collection of approximately 55,000 volumes and, with it, the latest in information technology.
Henderson Arena is home to Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy hockey teams.
On October 5, 2012, Culver dedicated the White-Devries Rowing Center, a world class facility for the men's and women's crew teams.
- Vadhir Derbez, actor, singer
- Bud Adams, owner of NFL's Tennessee Titans
- Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
- Robert Baer, retired CIA officer and author
- Alberto Baillères, Mexico's second-richest man
- Frank Batten, founder of Landmark Communications, The Weather Channel and weather.com
- Charles T. Beaird, Industrialist and newspaper publisher
- Dierks Bentley, musician
- James H. Boyce, Louisiana industrialist and Republican politician
- Michael Brun, electronic musician and DJ
- Quico Canseco, former U.S. Representative (R-TX)
- Enrico Caruso Jr., actor, singer, son of renowned operatic tenor Enrico Caruso
- Sam Cohn, talent agent
- Elgin English Crull, City Manager of Dallas, Texas at time of JFK assassination
- Joseph T. Curry, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1930 to 1944; planter in Tensas Parish
- Luther Davis, playwright and screenwriter
- Kevin Dean, former NHL hockey player
- Jonathan Dever, member of Ohio House of Representatives
- Mario Dominguez, Champ Car driver
- Jack Eckerd, founder Eckerd Pharmacy
- Molly Engstrom, hockey player for Team USA
- Eugene C. Eppley, hotel magnate
- Reuben H. Fleet, founder of Consolidated Aircraft, aviation pioneer
- George Foreman III, professional boxer
- Ernest K. Gann, aviator and writer
- Blake Geoffrion, hockey player
- Horace Heidt, pianist and big-band leader
- James A. Henderson, of chairman Cummins, Inc.
- Mitch Henderson, basketball head coach, Princeton
- Elwood Hillis, US House of Representatives, grandson of Elwood Haynes
- Hal Holbrook, actor
- Tim Holt, actor
- Robert J. Huber, Michigan politician and businessman
- Michael Huffington, former U. S. Congressman from California and film producer
- Lamar Hunt, founder of NFL's Kansas City Chiefs
- Bill Koch, businessman, sailor, and collector; his boat won America's Cup in 1992
- Russell Lee, photographer and photojournalist, best known for work for Farm Security Administration (FSA)
- John-Michael Liles, NHL hockey player and 2006 Olympian, Toronto Maple Leafs
- Joshua Logan, playwright, screenwriter and stage/film director
- Daniel Manion, judge
- George Mastics, former member of Ohio House of Representatives, current County Commissioner in Palm Beach, Florida
- Adolphe Menjou, actor
- Edmund H. North, Oscar-winning screenwriter
- Richard O'Neill, writer
- Walter O'Malley (1903–1979), owner of baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers, who moved team to Los Angeles, California in 1958
- Charles I. Murray, Brigadier General, USMC. A recipient of Navy Cross and Army Distinguished Service Cross.
- Stephen A. Orthwein, polo player
- Emilio Azcárraga Milmo, American-Mexican businessman and publisher
- Eugene Pallette, actor
- Roger Penske, owner of Penske Corporation
- William Perry, composer
- Barry Richter, former NHL hockey player
- George R. Roberts, financier, partner in KKR
- Mark Salling, actor, musician, played "Puck" on TV show "Glee (TV series)"
- Jon Scieszka, author
- Gene Siskel, film critic
- Tal Smith, Major League Baseball executive, retired president of Houston Astros, marathon runner
- Herbert Sobel, lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army, World War II veteran and first commander of Easy Company, 2nd battalion, 506th P.I.R. with 101st Airborne division
- Juergen Sommer, professional soccer player and coach
- Burr Steers, actor and director
- George Steinbrenner, former owner of New York Yankees
- Hal Steinbrenner, part-owner of New York Yankees
- Gary Suter, former NHL hockey player
- Ryan Suter, hockey player, NHL and Team USA
- Jorge Alberto Uribe, Colombian politician, diplomat and businessman
- Miles D. White, Chairman and CEO, Abbott Labs
- James C. Wofford, Olympic equestrian
- Robert R. Young, financier
- Jay Zeamer, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Air Force of World War II
- "Hotelman Eppley gives $1,400,000 to Culver". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 8, 1956. p. 23.
- Taylor, R.M., Stevens, E.W. and Ponder, M.A. (1992) Indiana: A New Historical Guide. Indiana State Historical Society. p 563.
- 1959 postcard. Retrieved 6/11/08.
- 1960s postcard. Retrieved 6/11/08.
- Dalstrom, H.A. "Eugene C. Eppley: His Life and Legacy." The Journal of American History 57:2 (1970): 468.
- Matthew Reonas, Once Proud Princes: Planters and Plantation Culture in Louisiana's Northeast Delta, From the First World War Through the Great Depression, pp. 264, 271 (PDF). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University PhD dissertation, December 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 21, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
- "SPORTS PEOPLE: YACHT RACING; Don't Tell Dennis Conner", The New York Times, July 15, 1992. Retrieved February 14, 2008. "The America's Cup defender, BILL KOCH, capsized a sailboat on Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Ind., last weekend while racing students at Culver Academy, where he graduated in the 1950s."
- "Walter F. O'Malley, Leader of Dodgers' Move to Los Angeles, Dies at 75; Unqualified Success", The New York Times, August 10, 1979.