On August 25, 1974, a date that will forever be a shining moment in my life, I started my University of Wisconsin-Green Bay experience. It seems like it was so long ago, and yet, I can still remember how beautiful the day was…and the University. It was the first time my parents and brother Art had a chance to see the campus. I was so excited showing them around and happy to be in an apartment…not a dorm room like my brother at Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee. He was pretty jealous of my digs at UW-Green Bay. I really was not prepared for the emotions of my being dropped off at the Shorewood Club. The picture here is just before that moment. Saying goodbye to my family was very hard! I do remember crying as they drove away and as I walked back to the Bay Apartments. It was a great day for me!
Shortly after I return to the apartment, Jerry Blackwell was moving in with his folks. He was from Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. We hit it off right away. We played basketball together for the Phoenix and we are still friends today, along with Bryan Boettcher and Dave Getman. My time at UW-Green Bay was a very special time in my life. I still enjoy being a part of this fine university. Go Phoenix!
Class of 1979