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Recording by: WRUF

Title: Florida Future #14:  Junior Colleges

Dates: 1967

Duration: 00:14:21

Identification: Tape recording 129

File name: WRUF 25


Originally recorded on reel to reel tape at 7.5 ips

Digitally reformatted on February 2008


Herschel Connor announces the program by posing several questions about junior colleges in the state of Florida and then states that the program is produced by Radio Center in cooperation with the Altrusa Club of Gainesville.  Jack Detweiler interviews guest, James L. Wattenbarger, from the College of Education, who was a leader in Florida's effort to create a system of junior colleges.

The program probably took place in 1967. Detweiler asked his guest a series of pertinent questions related to the growth of junior colleges in the state such as why so many students choose to attend junior colleges, will there be an end to four year universities, how are the occupational programs faring, and what is the most important thing for people to know about junior colleges in the next ten years.  The growth of junior colleges is the most significant thing in the interview.  Beginning in 1957, enrollment grew from about six thousand students at four colleges to twenty-six junior colleges and a hundred thousand students in 1967.


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