Five inductees at the YMCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony (1989)
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This photograph shows the five inductees to the 1989 YMCA Hall of Fame in the front row including (from left to right) John H. Dunderdale, William A. Howes Jr. (accepting the award for his father), Fred Y. Hoshiyama, Donald S. Hayward, and John O. Root. The back row shows Frank S. Falcone (the tenth president of Springfield College) and two men associated with the induction ceremony. The ceremony took place on June 17, 1989. The picture was taken in front of the stained glass windows in the Marsh Memorial building on the campus of Springfield College. John Dunderdale began an international career in the YMCA as the Boys’ Work secretary of the Windsor, Ontario YMCA-YWCA. After completing a graduate degree from Columbia University in 1935, he returned to Canada as the young men's secretary of the Toronto Central YMCA. For the next 27 years, Dunderdale worked as the Boys’ Work secretary for the National YMCAs of India, Burma, Pakistan, and Ceylon. William A. Howes spent 36 years serving the Greater New York YMCA's in many senior positions. He became the Senior Program Secretary for the William Sloan House and in 1964 its Executive Director. In 1961, he was appointed Program Director for the YMCA of Greater New York. Five years later, he became President of this organization. Fred Hoshiyama served as the Boys’ Work secretary at the San Francisco (Calif.) Japanese YMCA Branch. In 1942, he was interred at the Government Internment Camp in Utah, where he helped to create YMCA-based programs to help address the social, educational, and recreational needs of the Japanese-Americans held in the camp. In 1946, he served as the community youth program director in Honolulu (Hawaii), before returning to San Francisco in branch executive roles. In 1971, he was appointed associate staff of the national program and Urban Development Division. A graduate of George Williams College, Donald Hayward began his career as the Boys’ Work secretary and physical director at the Dallas (Texas) YMCA. He was appointed community secretary of the Fort Worth (Texas) YMCA in 1939. Three years later, he moved to the Los Angeles (Calif.) YMCA as the executive secretary of the South West Branch.He became the program director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles in 1952, where he initiated an international partnership with the YMCA in Nagoya, Japan. John O. Root’s career and education were interrupted by a five-year term as an Air Force Officer during WWII. After the war, he returned to George Williams College and graduated with a physical education degree in 1946. After many years of YMCA service, he became president of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago (Ill.) in 1963 and served in that capacity for 20 years.
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Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
YMCA Hall of Fame
Dunderdale, John H
Howes, William A
Hoshiyama, Fred Y
Hayward, Donald S
Root, John O
Falcone, Frank S
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