Ned Clark*

Ned Clark*

donor plaque
Ned  Clark*

The late Ned Clark, bba '52, was born in Clay Center, Kan., February 22, 1928. He had one older brother and one older sister. His sister attended Washburn for two years. She convinced Ned to come to Washburn. While at Washburn, he majored in business administration, joined Alpha Delta fraternity, and participated in the ROTC program. Clark graduated in 1952. That August, he went into the Air Force as a 2nd Lt.
He trained as a radar bombardier and served at McGuire AFB in N.J., France, Langley AFB in Va., and Thailand. He had a heart attack and was put on temporary disability, but returned to active duty in July of 1974 and retired that October. He completed his 20 years of service at McConnell AFB in Wichita, and they gave him credit for 24 years of service. After retiring from the Air Force, he sold real estate with Real Estate Mart in Wichita. Grateful for his education and military commission, Clark wanted to give back to Washburn. His investments had grown, and it pleased him to know they would eventually provide for Washburn's future when he no longer needed the income. He also liked knowing that his professorship would be eligible for matching funds from the state of Kansas. He passed away in August of 2006.