Hol­land Col­lege, no S.H.I.T.

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

I wish to clar­ify the se­quence, which re­sulted in P.E.I.’s new Col­lege of Ap­plied Arts and Tech­nol­ogy be­ing named in com­mem­o­ra­tion of Capt. Sa­muel Hol­land back in 1969.

Your cor­re­spon­dent Doug Boylan is (as usual) scrupu­lously cor­rect in re­call­ing that the col­lege plan­ning com­mit­tee had the priv­i­lege of nam­ing the col­lege and ad­ver­tised for sug­ges­tions of suit­able names. Many sug­ges­tions were sub­mit­ted to the com­mit­tee and an in­ter­est­ing de­bate en­sued.

My com­mit­tee col­league, pro­fes­sor Glen Palmer, was also ac­cu­rate in iden­ti­fy­ing my role in cham­pi­oning the Hol­land name within the com­mit­tee. I be­lieve it was my wicked mind which alerted the com­mit­tee that the name Sa­muel Hol­land In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, when re­duced to ini­tials on the back of sport jer­seys, would cause quite a stir — hence the sim­ple and el­e­gant name, Hol­land Col­lege.

I be­lieve the col­lege has achieved many of the dreams and goals vested in it and em­bod­ied in the ster­ling ex­am­ple of Capt. Sa­muel Hol­land’s ca­reer. Fred Hyn­d­man Mem­ber, Col­lege Plan­ning Com­mit­tee

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