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  • Virgil Ray McKee (1945 - 2009)
    Thursday, March 26, 2009 Greene County Daily World Virgil R. McKee, 63, of Bicknell and formerly of Sandborn, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, at his residence. He was born May 21, 1945, the s...
  • Major Benjamin Parke, US Congress (1777 - 1835)
    Benjamin Parke (September 2, 1777 – July 12, 1835) was a 19th-century American soldier and politician in the Indiana Territory and later state of Indiana. Biography Parke was born in New Jers...
  • John Mellencamp
    John Mellencamp aka John Cougar Mellencamp is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock which emphasizes traditio...
  • Willis Washington Hitt (1801 - 1876)
    Physician for 50 years in Vincennes, Indiana. Fell ill at age 18 and lost left lung; this motivated him to practice medicine. 1832 - wrote: "History of a Sarcomatus Tumor - its Extirpation" in the West...
  • John R. Gregg
    John R. Gregg (born September 6, 1954) is an American politician from Indiana. He was a state representative in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1986–2003. He served as Majority Leader from ...

Vincennes University (VU) is a public university in Vincennes, Indiana, in the United States. Founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy, VU is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory and in Indiana. Since 1889, VU has been a two-year university, although baccalaureate degrees in seven select areas are available. Unlike most other two-year higher-education institutions, however, the VU's campus in Vincennes is a residential campus and has been since its establishment. VU was chartered in 1806 as the Indiana Territory's four-year university and remained the state of Indiana's sole publicly funded four-year university until the establishment of Indiana University in 1820. From 1999 to 2005, Vincennes University was in a state-mandated partnership with what became the Ivy Tech Community College.

In 2011, Vincennes University opened the $12 million Center for Advanced Manufacturing located near Fort Branch, Indiana. The facility significantly enhances the training facilities currently in existence at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Plant between Fort Branch and Princeton as well as at the Gibson Generating Station, near Mount Carmel, Illinois, to meet the regional growth of demand with the expanding industry both in Gibson County and in the immediate Evansville area.