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Longtime SCC professor Terry Ward dies at 63

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By The Staff

Special to The Sun

Complications resulting from a heart procedure took the life of longtime St. Catharine College professor Terry Ward at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville on August 1st. Terry, 63, held numerous teaching positions and served on an untold number of committees during his 24 years of employment at St. Catharine.

The funeral Mass for William Terry Ward was held Tuesday, August 4th at St. Augustine in Lebanon. Terry was a lifelong resident of Lebanon. He was formerly Director of Community Action in Marion County and City Administrator in Lebanon.

“Words cannot express what a tremendous loss this is to our SCC family, St. Augustine, Marion Co., and our entire region,” said St. Catharine College President William D. Huston. “Terry was so involved in so many circles and was extremely active with whatever he touched. We have a huge void to overcome with the loss of Terry. One of our trustees said it so well. SCC has a powerful ally in heaven representing the college.”

Terry, a National Merit Scholar at St. Augustine High School from where he graduated in 1962, received his bachelor degree from Notre Dame. He later earned a master’s degree in English from Eastern Kentucky University in 1969 and a master’s degree in theology at St. Meinard in 1998.

He began his teaching career at St. Catharine in 1984. In his 24 years Terry taught classes in bioethics, religion, English, literature, accounting, business and philosophy. He served as chair of the humanities division and was also a chair of the Leadership Council.

“I am having a very difficult time even understanding what Terry’s loss will mean to us all,” said Dr. David Arnold, Vice-President of Academic Affairs. “His will be a hard set of shoes to fill. I have never known anyone with such a breadth of knowledge that at the same time was so unassuming.”