University description (as per official university website)
With the participation of the Institute Gammon, of the Friends of Education and City Hall Paraguaçu Paulista, was incorporated on 31 December 1970, the Foundation for Teaching Gammon, nonprofit organization, with headquarters in the city of São Paulo Paraguaçu In this state of Sao Paulo.
Its main objective was to create, install and maintain a School of Agronomy. Aimed also create other courses, to stimulate research and scientific research, and providing technical services.
Gammon Education Foundation, to start work on 31.12.70, Institute Gammon succeeded in Paraguaçu Paulista. For this reason, the tradition is more remote, as follows:
The Institute Gammon
"Dedicated to the Glory of God and human progress"
One of the oldest educational institutions in Brazil, began operations in the second half of last century (1873), in Lavras, Minas Gerais, as an initiative by American missionaries from the Presbyterian Church.
The choice of the mining town was related to your altitude and low occurrence of cases of yellow fever, which killed many evil missionaries in Sao Paulo, Campinas and Rio de Janeiro, mainly.
Some years after the start of mining educational activities, came the creation of specialized courses in agriculture, which evolved into the emergence of a School of Agriculture who became, over the years, in 1908, the prestigious School of Agronomy of Lavras .
Among the missionaries stood out for his dynamism, his vision and his dedication, Dr. Samuel Rhea Gammon, whose name, after his death, has been integrated throughout the institution, which offered courses primary, secondary, high school, trade school and normal school, under a private school and boarding school.
Consolidated the reputation of Gammon, converged there for students of almost all Brazilian states, mainly by the character education grounded in the motto "Dedicated to the Glory of God and human progress"
In the government of Joao Goulart, the School of Agronomy was federalized. The Institute continues Gammon originating with courses and some higher level.
The Institute Gammon Paraguaçu Paulista
"Over the Mission College investigates the possibility there will follow if the proposal remains open terrain"
It was thus, through a telegram after the meeting of the Presbyterian Mission in January 1943, which began the implementation of the first gym, Gammon Institute of Lavras, Paraguaçu Paulista.
A brief history: cornerstone in 7:09:43; classes begin in March 1944; Trade Technical College in 1958, Gammon Foundation for Teaching 31.12.70, on 09/11/1973 Agronomy, College of Animal Science in 1986 and Faculty of Management Sciences.
Thus, Gammon is Paraguaçu Paulista over 56 years. The tradition of high cultural feedback of the School of Lavras, exceptional dedication to the difficulties experienced at the time and environment, the idealism of the institution represents a landmark pledge of enviable efficiency and integrity in all its initiatives.
Institutionally is constituted by a Board of Trustees (7 members) and an Executive Board, designated by the Board of Trustees with President, Vice and Secretary.
For an indefinite period of existence, the Foundation was established to create, install and maintain the School of Agronomy and then create other schools and courses of regional interest.
Gammon Education Foundation, with annual availability of 200 vacancies for Agricultural Sciences and 500 vacancies for Management Sciences, will provide a significant increase in jobs of higher education for the region.
On the other hand comes FUNGUS worrying excessively in its constitution as a modifier of the element through which it is located in agriculture by encouraging the farmers, particularly for small and medium-technology skills that enable them to better profit from their agricultural activities. For this purpose, has been conducting courses, meetings, field days, weeks of Agricultural Sciences, speaking techniques, etc ... In the same spirit has made available to the whole population structure didactic-pedagogic highlighting its laboratories Analysis of Soils and Fertilizers, Seed Analysis and Biological Control.
The city of São Paulo Paraguaçu responded promptly to expansion of productive activities, reserving important responsibility to the institutions forming, where part of the Education Foundation Gammon, who could not confine itself exclusively to preparing and improving the agricultural sector, but its development and enhance to develop training opportunities for managers, entrepreneurs, professionals concerned with the potential internal and external people who value the dialogue, participation and change, with a view to seeking organizational learning.
For this purpose, has been conducting weeks of study, lectures, technical visits, internships, classes and constant use of the laboratories: data processing, hosting and governance, food and beverages.