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Harold Reynolds

Harold Reynolds

            Dr. Harold Reynolds’ wife, Janice, now jokes about the couple’s arrival in Warrensburg in 1969, saying they had mixed feelings about the small town atmosphere. The community grew on them, however, and the couple who spent time in places like Chicago called it home for more than 32 and one-half years.

            Dr. Reynolds developed strong friendships with his colleagues in the Department of Art, where he taught subject such as Figure Drawing and Art Education. A talented artisan as well as an educator, his creative skills were put to test outside the classroom assisting with projects such as designing the Distinguished Alumni Award medal and working on the mace that was used in the 1985 inaugural ceremony for former University President Ed Elliot.  

            Dr. Reynolds received his Bachelor of Arts degree in art from Southern Illinois University, as well as a Master of Arts degree from the same institution. He completed his doctorate in education at Oklahoma State University.

            In retirement, Dr. Reynolds is enjoying fun in the sun with his wife at their home in Florida. They are not letting the grass grow under their feet, though. In addition to diving trips, jogging religiously, and taking scuba diving lessons, the recently drove from Orlando, Fla. To Fairbanks, Alaska.