“Alan wore a leather jacket, swore the blue street like a biker, and sang the song, ‘My baby can do the Hanky Panky,’” said Sandra Van Thiel, professor of education at John Brown University, as she described her fondest memory in her teaching experience.
In 1964 the Beatles came to America, the Vietnam War escalated, a law passed abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. and the movie Mary Poppins premiered. In that same year, Richard Lee Ruble started teaching at John Brown University.
Walking into John McCullough’s office, most visitors are greeted with a strong handshake and leave with a hug. His demeanor is soft and inviting, making even strangers feel at home. He immediately makes eye contact with whoever is in the room, giving each person his full attention.