Diplomas he had personally signed
I was a member of the Class of '49. I remember a hot, wet day in June, when Dr. Wells handed out some 2,800 diplomas to the Class of '49 — diplomas that he had personally signed. I believe that it was the last class in which he personally signed the diplomas. Also, in June of this year we celebrated our 50th anniversary of our graduation. This will be the last photograph of a 50-year class which included Dr. Wells.
From Remembering Herman B Wells, 1901-2000: www.heraldtimesonline.com, March 22, 2000
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