John R. Emens, Centennial Address, 1949


John R. Emens, Centennial Address, 1949


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Michigan State Normal College alum, John R. Emens, class of 1926, served as President of Ball State Teachers College, 1945-1968. In this address at Michigan State Normal College, Emens relates the history of MSNC, along with many of the lessons he learned while a student at the college. Emens also explains that the influence of MSNC is felt around the world, as many of the students and faculty of the institution have gone on to do great things globally.

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Michigan State Normal College, Eugene Elliott, Ball State Teachers College, World War II

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John R. Emens, Centennial Address, 1949