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October 24, 2019

AN EVENING WITH DR. GLENDENNING AND FRIENDS


This is the first of Holland College's Evening Lecture Series, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the college.

7 PM, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
FLORENCE SIMMONS PERFORMANCE HALL
Participants: Dr. Glendenning, Fred Hyndman, Henry Purdy
Moderator: Dr. Tim McRoberts, Director, Canada's Smartest Kitchen
Opening remarks by Holland College President Dr. Sandy MacDonald

How do you build a college from the ground up? Without a blueprint to guide them, the college’s first staff members researched and discussed various delivery models, visited other colleges to see what was available to adapt, and eventually developed the model for Holland College. The team was committed to creating a college of applied arts and technology as opposed to a “Junior College”. Dr. Donald Glendenning, founding president of Holland College, will be joined on stage by Fred Hyndman, a member of the College Planning Committee, and Henry Purdy, one of the first instructors at the college, to discuss the development of the college. The trio will talk about the trials and triumphs throughout the development process, and even throw in a few choice stories along the way! There will be an opportunity for alumni and retired Holland College staff and faculty to step up to the mic and share their stories from “back in the day”, too.

Find out more about our anniversary plans here.