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Warren Heard

Warren Heard

'44


At Rochester:

  • Played freshman football and basketball in 1940-41 seasons
  • As a sophomore, played on UR's record-setting undefeated basketball team (16-0) under Coach Lou Alexander, beating nationally ranked teams during 1941-42
  • Enlisted in the U.S. Naval Aviation Program as a fighter pilot, and served our country from 1942-46, then returned to UR with wartime injuries
  • No longer able to participate in athletics due to his injuries, other aspects of campus life became the focus of his efforts
  • Elected vice president of the Students' Association
  • Selected to join the Keidaeans, the University's senior honor society; and to Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society
  • Graduated in 1948 with a B.S. in chemical engineering

Post-Graduate:

  • Career with Eastman Kodak Company
  • Advanced to the position of General Manager of Manufacturing for Brazilian plants