|Presidential Challenge Coins
The history of challenge coins is military in nature and can be traced as far back as the Civil War when soldiers carried a coin from their hometown throughout the conflict and then continued to carry it after the war as a reminder of their experiences. The coins are still an active symbol in today’s military forces. In addition to the military, lawmen and firefighters are also known to carry challenge coins today.At Schreiner University, the Presidential Challenge Coin series was established by Dr. Charlie McCormick after his presidential inauguration in 2017. A series of five coins to be earned by students from the time they Enter with Hope as freshman until they graduate and Leave with Achievement.