Indiana University Bloomington

Available to others and down to earth

Michael Jeffries

In the mid-1970s, I was working in downtown Indianapolis after receiving a journalism degree from Indiana University. On the way to lunch, I saw President Wells on the street and stopped to thank him for the great experience I had had at IU. He thanked me for the nice things I said and invited me to lunch (much to my surprise), where we had an interesting discussion about life and the working world. I have never known anyone who had achieved so much who was also so friendly, available to others and down to earth.

From Remembering Herman B Wells, 1901-2000:, March 21, 2000

Thanks to the Bloomington Herald-Times for allowing Digital Wells to publish these excerpts from their archive.