William Killian was a student at Appalachian State Teachers College from 1939-1943 and earned a BA in Science and Math. He joined the Navy for three years after graduation and, in 1969, established the Blue Ridge Community College. He served 39 years as a teacher and administrator and in 2008 he was inducted into the Rhododendron Society for his exemplary service as a teacher.
Information discussed in the interview: childhood, early education, attendance at Appalachian State University, the dormitories, social events and habits, daily life, weather, relationships, sports, class life, jobs held while at school, the library, and life after graduation.
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