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  • Springfield College
  • Created Date
  • 1966-04-30
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This is the brochure published for the inauguration of Wilbert E. Locklin as Springfield College's ninth president on April 30, 1966. The document lists the past presidents, inaugural committee, marshals, presidential party, cooperators, board of trustees, procession schedule, attending universities and colleges delegates, attending delegates of learned societies and organizations, and lyrics to F. S. Hyde’s “The Alma Mater.” The last page des... more
    This is the brochure published for the inauguration of Wilbert E. Locklin as Springfield College's ninth president on April 30, 1966. The document lists the past presidents, inaugural committee, marshals, presidential party, cooperators, board of trustees, procession schedule, attending universities and colleges delegates, attending delegates of learned societies and organizations, and lyrics to F. S. Hyde’s “The Alma Mater.” The last page describes the symbolism behind academic regalia. Dr. Wilbert E. Locklin (April 2, 1920 – March 4, 2006) was raised in Washington, D.C. He graduated from John Hopkins University in 1942. During World War II, he served on bomber crews and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After his military service, Locklin returned to Johns Hopkins and worked in admissions and development before becoming assistant to the president and later vice president. In 1965, Locklin was named president of Springfield College, where he served for twenty years. He was responsible for raising funds and developing strategic plans for Babson Library, Cheney Dining Hall, Fuller Arts Center, Gulick Hall, the Physical Education Complex, Linkletter Natatorium, and the Towne Health Center. He also introduced new academic programs in business, physical therapy, and YMCA studies. Furthermore, he was the driving force in expanding the college's international scope through his development of programs in China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia. Following his retirement in 1985, Locklin founded Locklin Management Services, which helped local nonprofit organizations with fundraising. less
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