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Change and Challenge (1929 - 1963)

Date/s Event/s
1931 Law School transferred to University of Dayton
1932 Iota Tau Lambda is founded
1934
  • Name is changed to Dayton YMCA Junior College
  • Dormitories at the Fourth Street location overseen by "Mother" Ruff
  • William S. Segar becomes Education Director
  • Freshman year established
1935 Sophomore year established
[1935] G. H. McConaughy is Director of the Junior College
1935
  • 855 students
  • Technical School - 285 students
  • Commerce School - 276 students
  • Liberal Arts & Evening High School - 147 students each
1936 45 Faculty members
1943 C. Chester Bussey becomes Director of the YMCA College
1946
  • G.I. Bill enables many veterans to attend college
  • Day College begins
1948
  • Name is officially changed to Sinclair College of the YMCA
  • Annex Building at 113 West Monument Avenue is purchased for the growing school
1952 Work-Study Program begun for evening students
1953 First self-study completed
1957 Director Bussey becomes President
1959 Sinclair College receives separate incorporation
1960
  • College receives a grant from the Dayton Foundation to conduct a North Central Association self-study for accreditation
  • Last Bachelor's Degree awarded
1962 75th Anniversary of Sinclair College celebrated