Fenn 100

First Business Graduates

Date of Event: 
Friday, September 2, 1927

The first group of six men to complete the four-year Business Administration School degree program graduated. Col. Leonard P. Ayers, Vice President and Economist of the Cleveland Trust Bank was the commencement speaker. This was the first formal commencement of the Cleveland YMCA School of Technology. The graduates included:

  • Harold J. Chopard
  • William J. Franz
  • Stanley C. Rex
  • Clarence L. Ross
  • Benjamin J. Smith
  • Ross W. Emerson