Remembering Donald Borbee

| March 29, 2013

Borbee with colleagues at a reception in Vienna

Webster University lost a dear friend and cherished educator last month. Don Borbee, an adjunct professor in management in Austria, passed away in February at the age of 89.

“Don was a true inspiration to all of us who knew him,” said Arthur Hirsch, director of Webster’s Vienna campus, where Don taught during the summer months. “His energy, good cheer and enthusiasm for teaching and learning were contagious. We all benefited just from being in his presence. He showed us what we may all be capable of in our later years.”

Don was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the age of 18.  As a B-17 bombardier he survived 35 missions over Europe which earned him a ticket home and a management perspective that carried over into his business acumen.

Read more about this beloved professor at the blog for the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

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