Joe White retired in 2002 as Vice President of Production for Murray, Inc. – a manufacturer of bicycles, lawn mowers and outdoor equipment. He is a 1985 graduate of Athens State College.
“First, I would like to express my appreciation to Athens State for offering night classes to working individuals who could not have gotten an education otherwise,” states White. “Second, I am grateful for Murray for being an employer willing to sponsor, pay tuition and accommodate a schedule for an employee to continue to work while attending classes.”
Because of Athens State and Murray, White says he was given the opportunity to achieve his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. These two entities provided the means for him to move from assembling kick stands on bicycles in the plant in 1958 up through the organization to the position of Vice-President of Production before retiring in 2002.
White continues, “I shall always be grateful to Athens State for their cooperation and accommodation in making possible my ability to enjoy a more secure future and a better lifestyle for myself and my family.”