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Colin S. Moffat

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Colin S. Moffat
Portrait photograph of Colin S. Moffat.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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YMCA Hall of Fame Papers
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
International Young Men's Christian Association College
International Young Men's Christian Association
Springfield College
Moffat, Colin S.
YMCA Hall of Fame
Portrait photographs
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Colin Moffat began his association with the YMCA as a youth in Canada. He served in youth and physical secretary positions in YMCAs in Ontario, before joining the Chicago YMCA in 1939. He enrolled at George Williams College and enlisted in the First Canadian Paratroopers battalion after graduation. After the war, Moffat worked for two years as the principal of the YMCA College of Physical Education in Madras, India. He returned to Canada as the physical director and later assistant general secretary of the London (Ontario) YMCA. In 1949, after completing graduate studies at Springfield College (then the International YMCA College), he moved to the Detroit association before his appointment as associate secretary for personnel for the Illinois Area Council. Moffat joined the International Committee for Overseas Staff in 1957. He initiated the World Service Workers program and the Young Professionals Abroad program. He is remembered through the Colin S. Moffat Scholarship Fund at Springfield College.