Bob Henger ’63 and ‘Silent Generation’ Friends Reunite on Campus

Silent Generation

From left: Jim Horner, Bob Henger, Richard Price, and William Wegener

When Bob Henger ’63 wrote a book about his experiences as a member of the Silent Generation, he devoted a chapter to his years at Indiana State College. Although the book was intended for family and friends, he allowed IUP Magazine to share excerpts from the chapter on its website last fall. Bob returned to campus in May for the 50th reunion of his graduating class, and while here, he reunited with some ISC friends who were prominent in his book, The Silent Generation, 1925-1945. They were Jim Horner ’63, M’68, Richard Price ’63, M’68, and William Wegener ’64.

Jim, of Cary, North Carolina, retired in January 2013 after teaching for 18 years at NC State, 21 years at Penn State, and two years for IUP. Richard, of McVeytown, retired in 1997 after 34 years of teaching art in the Mifflin County School District. William, “Will Gas” in the book, has been retired for 10 years. He lives in Collier Township, Allegheny County. Bob retired from Carraway Northwest Medical Center in Alabama after 37 years in hospital administration. He lives in Birmingham.

Read excerpts from Bob’s book, The Silent Generation, 1925-1945.