Back to School, Soldier!
The years after World War II were big years for colleges and universities in the United States. In 1944, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the G.I. Bill, was passed, and an estimated 2.2 million veterans used it to go back to school! College campuses exploded. The Jacksonville State Teachers College (Jacksonville State University today) in Jacksonville, AL had to find new ways to accommodate its now larger student body. They added two-year courses in engineerin