I captured this photo of Joe Barnette ’61, our chairman of the board, and fraternity brother Don Smith ’59 at a home football game last fall. Don was seriously ill and Joe knew it (you can see it in his eyes). However, if Don wanted to see the Little Giants play ball, well…by golly, he was going to be there and Joe was going to make it happen.
We lost Don yesterday after a long battle with cancer. You can read the entire story elsewhere on the web site (click here.) Don loved Wabash and was especially fond and proud of the FIJI house and his FIJI brothers.
We’re left to wonder who will take this true Little Giant’s place in the future of the College. However, I know, just know, there’s someone ready and able. And I’ll bet Don’s spirit will be a guiding force… That’s the way it is for our College.
God’s speed, Don. We’ll miss you.