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Webster H. Holland
Profile Updated:December 8, 2009
City and ST:
Norwich, CT USA
United States Navy
Biography / Comments:
I left Alabama in 1978 and haven't really returned except to visit family and friends. I was in the U.S. Navy from 1978 till 1991, where I earned my Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. Because of a line of duty accident, I left the service 1n 1991 and rejoined the private sector. I then worked in Nuclear Engineering at a large New England shipyard, where I was for several years. I worked at two other companies, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and a really great company called MRG where I worked as a Software Engineer. The last position required a fair amount of travel, so my Wife was able to go on some of the assignments to places like New Orleans (before the hurricane) and Seattle, Washington. It rained a lot there, but it was a dry rain (if you have ever been in Wa. state, you will get the dry rain thing). We wanted to start a family before I became eligible for my Senior Citizen's discount, so I made a career change and got into Advertising/ Marketing. It was a different world altogether, and one that I discovered I had a talent for. I have been at it for almost 9 years, and now am going for my PhD in Neuropsychology. You're never too old to start another profession!
Some of the best memories of Lanier were in my senior year; The incredible Dorothy Golab, whose classes have inspired me to this day, Senior Prom (Kim, I still think of you...) Bill Rambo, a great teacher for putting up with both myself AND Edge Gibbons ( no teacher should have to do that!).
No matter where I have been or what I have done in my life, the lessons that I learned at Lanier have been the solid foundation that have helped guide me thru my life.