African American; Educator; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
He was the first science teacher at the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute now Virginia State University. Mr. Colson was an 1883 graduate of Dartmouth College. He served as acting principal in 1885 replacing the first principal James...
College Seal; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
This original seal first appeared in 1885; but was never officially adopted as the school seal. However, elements of this unofficial seal were incorporated into the seal that was officially adopted and used from 1914 to 1991.