Behrend Collegian Staff
My first two years of college were spent at the Behrend Campus of Penn State, where I was on the staff of the Behrend Collegian. This shot is of most of the staff members in the Spring of 1987.
The star of the show here is the smiling chap in the center, Jack Horner. He was the editor and he had a wicked talent for all things journalistic, as well as a wonderful goofy sense of humor that I loved. After I transferred to main campus, I lost touch with Jack.
Fast forward to 20 years later, I'm riding my bike on the south side, tooling around in a parking lot just off the bike trail and what do I see? "Jack Horner Communications, Inc." on a sign for the little business park there. I thought to myself, "could it be the same Jack?" I figured there was a pretty good chance, considering the business, so I found the company's website and sent a short note. The very next day I got a reply. Sure enough, it was my old pal Jack!
I'm not surprised that he's become so successful. He just had that confidence and intelligence that made everything he did seem effortless.
(Jack, try to resist the urge to edit my story...)