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The sign to St. Clair College at the Mercer Street temporary campus in 1967. Photos throughout story courtesy of St. Clair College Archives & St. Clair Alumni Association, unless marked.

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t. Clair College President Patti France asserts that when St. Clair College — as one of the pioneers of the province-wide college system — assumed the task of vocational training from the Western Ontario Institute of Technology in 1967, she’s not sure if anyone could have foreseen the scope or importance of the college’s operation today. “From a few hundred students in a handful of academic programs, overseen by a couple of dozen faculty members, in temporary lodgings, we’ve grown into an institution with over 9,400 full-time students studying in 100 plus disciplines, taught by hundreds of faculty members, at four state-of-the-art campuses in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent,” states France. This year marks St. Clair College’s 50th anniversary. In these past five decades, St. Clair has continued to

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