Author Richard “Dick” Suddath* (Econ’41) published his second book, ­Ohio is Purple, written for elementary school students learning geography. His first book, A Simple Thread, is based on his father’s family history in the South before and during the Civil War and was published in 2003. Dick was owner and president of Suddath Van Lines until his retirement in 1989. He and his wife Barbara Anne Johnson* (A&S’44) live in Jacksonville, Fla.

*Directors Club

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

As part of the field artillery of the 90th infantry division in World War II, Clyde Kennedy (Acct’41) landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, France, and writes he looks forward to the 31st Army reunion in Minneapolis, Minn. For their 65th wedding anniversary, Clyde and his wife flew to Wolverhampton, England, the town where they were wed. Their two children, along with 44 other guests, attended the couple’s celebration dinner. He lives in Granada, Colo., and his parting message is “forget that someday there will be no tomorrow.”

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Life has been full of diverse achievements for William Judd (Geol’41). He retired from Purdue University in 1987 where he served as head of the geotechnical area of the civil engineering department for 12 years. He founded the university’s research and teaching program in rock mechanics and rock engineering, which was one of the first in the nation. He earned six national and international awards, including the prestigious Hans Cloos Medal from the International Association of Engineering Geologists in 1993. At CU, he was president of the hiking club and was inducted into the Colorado Ski Museum’s Hall of Fame in 1983 for his work as national director of the National Ski Patrol. William lives in West Lafayette, Ind., and has five daughters.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012