Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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Mansfield: 150 Years of History

1940s

1941

Dr. Willis E. Pratt is elected president of MSTC. 

December 7th, the United States enters into World War II as a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese .

In this year the two student government organizations on the MSTC campus merge to form one Student Council.

 
1942

Several hundred male students enter military service. Nurse training is initiated at MSTC.

 
1943

Dr. Pratt enlists for military service overseas. Mr. James G. Morgan, faculty member, is appointed president.

Most of the sports are suspended at the college for the duration of the war.

 
1945

World War II ends.

 
1946

Post war sports begins at MSTC leading to two consecutive State Championships in football for 1946 and 1947 seasons.