Miami-Jacobs Career College Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Miami-Jacobs Career College will launch the year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary on Wednesday, June 10, with an old time ice cream social.

The event will feature an appearance by Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin, in addition to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, a balloon release and raffle drawing. It will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Miami-Jacobs’ Dayton campus, 110 N. Patterson Blvd.

The institution was founded in 1860 as the Miami Commercial School. The school’s mission then was much as it is today, to provide education and career training, free of unnecessary requirements, in a manner that is convenient for its students

“We are grateful to have experienced such longevity in Dayton and to have changed so many lives for the past century and a half,” said Darlene Waite, president of Miami-Jacobs Career College.

Members of the community, employers, alumni, current students and interested students are welcome to attend the ice cream social.

Miami-Jacobs Career College accommodates high school students as well as people who have been downsized and want to find their second career. (Dayton Daily News)

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