• Creator
  • Miers
  • Created Date
  • 1898-08
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This is a photograph of the 1898 Manitou Lacrosse Club of which Ernest M. Best was a member. Featured in this image are (back row L to R) Gordon Magee, Ed Pensrock, Charlie Gordon, Lawrence Pentland, Oliver Law, (front row L to R) Billy Parker, unknown, Stevenson and Ernest Best. Three members of the club are missing from the photograph. Ernest Best was a student at the International YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) graduating in... more
    This is a photograph of the 1898 Manitou Lacrosse Club of which Ernest M. Best was a member. Featured in this image are (back row L to R) Gordon Magee, Ed Pensrock, Charlie Gordon, Lawrence Pentland, Oliver Law, (front row L to R) Billy Parker, unknown, Stevenson and Ernest Best. Three members of the club are missing from the photograph. Ernest Best was a student at the International YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) graduating in 1911. From 1913-1916 he taught Religious Education and Religious Normal Work at the College before serving in WWI as a Senior Officer in the Canadian YMCA War Services in France. Best became the fifth president of Springfield College in 1937, a position he held until 1945. He emphasized the traditions of Springfield College including liberal interpretation of Christianity; the education of the whole person; a continued connection with the YMCA; professional training for youth services staff; international student exchange; racial and religious tolerance; and a continuing emphasis on health, physical education, and recreation. less
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  • Photographs
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