Chapel: Bambrey '68 Reads Fairy Tale That Came True
• April 15, 2011
Retiring Athletics Director and former Dean of Students Tom Bambrey ’68 gave the 12th Chapel Talk of his Wabash Career Thursday. He combined a life story with his skills as an English professor.
Bambrey might have given any student an “A” for the effort he shared and wrote as his final Chapel Talk as a college employee. He wrote a story as a “Wabash Fairy Tale” that told his story of coming to Wabash as a student, returning as Dean of Students, and ending as Director of Athletics.
The story mixed personal reflection with keen observation all in the style of a “Once Upon A Time” theme. He quoted Byron, included a limerick, and paid a loving tribute at the end to his wife Roselie.
He did it all after sitting down on the Chapel stage and sliding into a pair of house slippers. Students jumped to their feet and roared with approval at the talk’s conclusion.
Take a second and watch Bambrey’s entire witty and charming Chapel Talk in the video below: