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Reaching Out to the World (1973 - 1986)

Chronology of Sinclair history, reaching out to the world (1973-1986)
Date/s Event/s
1974 Marvin Knudson retires as President
  • David Ponitz becomes President
  • One-mill levy is renewed
  • The Physical Activities Center is completed
  • Ohio Fellows Program begins
  • Nearly 50% of the students are between the ages of 20 and 30; nearly 32% are over 30
  • Underground parking facility is opened
  • Sinclair's first All-American athlete is bowler Keith Kilozsi
  • Experience Based Education and College Without Walls Programs begin
  • First word processing classes taught
  • TV Sinclair begins as the college's first distance learning program
  • Collection of African Art donated to Sinclair by Peter Capone, President of E. Durell Stone and Associates
  • Buildings Ten and Eleven completed
  • First courses are offered at senior citizen centers and retirement homes
  • Sinclair has two disastrous floods
  • Multi-story parking garage opens
  • High Technology Institute is approved
1984 Helen Peterson and Carl Schell are selected the first Professors Emerita
1985 Corporate & Community Services is formed
  • Sinclair receives over $400,000 worth of excellence grants from the State of Ohio
  • United Color Press Building purchased
  • Expansion of the Child Care Center
  • Expansion of the Automotive Technology building