Alumni Love: '70s Style
by Darryl Kehrer
Williamsport Area Community College Alumni
Miss Dawn Wahler caught my eye from afar sitting on one of those high, drafting stools in the cavernous drafting room in WACC’s “Unit 6,” a historic former trolley barn.
My friend Elaine, perhaps seeing me gazing, said, “That’s Dawn.”
Then I went to Dan Doyle’s World Civ class upstairs – and there was Dawn. I could not engage her in conversation during Dr. Doyle’s lectures because she paid attention.
But soon thereafter, I saw her in the WACC library located in the old Rishel Furniture Building. I made it my business to sit at her table.
Studying, Dawn seemed to already know the causes of the French Revolution, for example. And I did not.
So, I tried to “dazzle” her with some of my experiences traveling in Europe while stationed there for three years with America’s Air Force – just prior to enrolling at WACC. She did not seem “dazzled,” but I at least got Dawn’s phone number!
Dawn did very well in both semesters of World Civ, but I got the “big prize,” as we married about two years later!
Post Script: We saved our pennies and, about three years later, we traveled abroad using the book “Europe on Five Dollars a Day” by Frommer’s!
The rest is history.