TRHT Oral History Project
Franklin, Willie, Interview
In this interview with Willie Franklin, he describes his experiences at Otterbein University beginning as an AV Technician in the Library Resource Center to the Director of Instructional Support Services. He discusses his various life philosophies such as, failure is an event and not a person. Franklin also address how race and being a person of color has affected his career in technology.
Foster, Eunice (Dr.). Interview, Class 1972
This interview begins with Dr. Eunice Foster’s childhood move with her family from Georgia to Columbus, OH as part of the Great Migration. Dr. Foster describes her experience at Otterbein College in the years 1966-1970, majoring in Elementary Education and participating in Drill Team and the campus newspaper. She discusses political divisions in the 1960s, interracial dating at Otterbein, tutoring in urban Columbus, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She recalls warm relations between African and African American students at Otterbein in the 1960s, including memories of dances held by African students at Ohio State University. Dr. Foster reflects on her own role as an educator and a pioneer in diversifying the field of Agricultural Science. Her own experience as a student has clearly shaped her lifelong advocacy for students and communities of color.