Three deserve Holland credit
Fred Hyndman is more than deserving of credit for many initiatives over the year but I suggest that the naming of Holland College is not one of them.
The provincial government of the day determined that the new university would be named The University of Prince Edward Island but left the naming of the intended college to the College Planning Committee.
There was a public invitation to propose a name for the new institution and three individuals, quite independently, proposed the name ‘Holland.’ The three were my good friend and colleague provincial librarian Dorothy Cullen, a young man from Summerside whose name escapes me and myself.
I have a photograph of president-designate Glendenning congratulating the three winners.
It was, indeed, an appropriate name. Doug Boylan, Charlottetown