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Sinclair Community College--Ohio
I happened across this the other day. Thought it might be interesting to
some to know of the existence of a college bearing the Sinclair name. Other
such colleges/schools exist elsewhere?
A Link to their site, and a bit on the history of the college:
[Curious: Anyone on the list link to/.know of the David Sinclair mentioned
Copied from the site/pasted here:
Sinclair's early history is entwined with that of the Dayton
YMCA. In 1887, the YMCA offered arithmetic, free hand and
mechanical drawing classes in a one-room evening school.
Courses in business administration were offered later when the
YMCA moved to a larger building at West Third and Ludlow
streets in 1910.
The YMCA moved once again, in the fall of 1929, to its present
site on Monument Avenue. The curriculum had now been
organized into several disciplines including a school of Liberal
Arts, the Dayton YMCA Office Training School, the Dayton
Law School, and the Dayton Technical School which began,
itself, to offer college level courses in 1938.
In 1948, the YMCA College became Sinclair College when it
was renamed in honor of David A. Sinclair, general secretary of
the Dayton YMCA from 1874- 1902 and founder of the
Although Sinclair was still housed in the YMCA buildings, by
1959 the college was independently operated and separately
incorporated as a non- profit institution of higher learning under
the laws of the State of Ohio. The State Board of Education
authorized Sinclair to continue to conduct a junior college
program and confer associate degrees in arts and sciences.
The Montgomery County Community College district was
created by Montgomery County Commissioners in June, 1965,
and one month later, they appointed a nine-member board of
trustees. Downtown land, 20 acres in all, was acquired for the
new campus. . . .
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