This is a photograph of Art Linkletter and two students at the dedication of the Fuller Arts Center at Springfield College on May 4, 1984. Art Linkletter, the famed entertained, is in the middle of the photograph, on the left, is David S Smith Jr, class of 1985, his major is Physical Education, and he is one of the Springfield College Exhibition Dancers at the dedication. On the right is an unidentified female student, who was another performer at the dedication. The three of them are all laughing. The Fuller Arts Center is an 11,500-square-foot theatre and auditorium on the Springfield College campus. In 1973, undergraduate Dennis St. Jean and his friends came up with the idea of building a theater on campus. They produced and directed the College’s first “Best of Broadway” in Moses Hall and, along with the handful of money they collected from the show, gave the money as a “down payment” on the new theater to President Wilbert E. Locklin. By the late '70s the fund grew to $10,000, and
Photography by Vincent S. D'Addario. 145 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, Mass. 01040. Tel. 1-413-538-8015
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