TC alums to speak on life in SW Kansas

Carol and Dick Unruh of Meade will be the featured presenters at Friday?s Lifelong Learning session.Tabor College will welcome two former alumni to campus Friday, March 14, for a Lifelong Learning session titled, ?Life in South?west Kansas.?

The session begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor campus.

Dick Unruh grew up in the central valley of California, while Carol Loewen?s childhood was spent on a ranch in Meade. They met at Tabor College. Shortly after Dick graduated in 1965 with a bachelor of arts in chemistry, the two were married.

Carol earned a bachelor of music education degree in 1967. She then taught music at Hillsboro Elemen?tary School for one year.

Meanwhile, Dick earned his teaching certificate and a masters of science in physical science at Emporia State University. During those years, Dick taught science at Marion High School.

In 1968, the couple moved to Wasco, Calif., so Dick could teach science at his high school alma mater, Wasco High School.

In 1973, he was offered a high school science teaching position in Meade. Since this also was the home of Carol?s parents, they saw this as an opportunity to teach and help with the family farm.

Dick was instrumental in setting up the first interactive television classroom system in Kansas involving nine schools. He taught high school science while Carol taught junior high and high school vocal music at Meade. They both retired in 2006.

The couple are excited to come back to Tabor College to share their passion for southwest Kansas and for Christ.

?God has been so completely involved in our lives together through the years,? Dick said. ?We have ideas about how things should work out. However, God, in his infinite wisdom, has the best plan.

?Life is a test. We do not get to choose the test. We must only take the test. In God?s strength we can rise above and become more like Christ in the process.?

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester, or $29 per couple. Partici?pants may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the sessions at the discounted price of $4.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, director, at 620-947-5964 or

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