John Budde |
What have you been up to since graduation? Advanced degree? Jobs? Changes? Hobbies?
Currently retired. Lived/worked in Columbus, Ind, Seattle, WA, Chicago, Toronto, Canada and Atlanta, GA. Retired when we sold our business in Atlanta in 1976 and moved to Asheville, NC. Built a house in the mountains.
Married? Spouse/Significant Other's Name and occupation? Children? Names/ages?
Married to Kathlyn Meccia Budde '62 for 50 years. Have 5 children, 8 grandchildren (5 boys, 3 girls) in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and NC. Children are Jennifer, owner, with husband, of Tupelo Honey Restaurant in Asheville, Josh, head of Chestnut Hill Middle School in Pa, Jason, cardio-thoracic surgeon in Tennessee, Tim with a PHd in religious studies and a professor at Vanier University in Montreal, Canada.
What is your most vivid memory from your years at Carroll?
A small closely knit school that allowed for me to take away from it what I was interested in and had me ready to begin my career as husband, supporter and dad.
Which professors influenced your life?
It would hard to pick out one or 2 but Wadleigh and Slusher were important with my business major.
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