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Jane and Billy Schulz, featured on the cover of Western Carolina, The Magazine of Western Carolina University

Jane and Billy Schulz, featured on the cover of Western Carolina, The Magazine of Western Carolina University

Dear Followers of my blog,

We have moved this blog from blogspot to our website for easier access and ability to interact. We’re glad to have you join us here!

We do have some exciting news! We are featured in the Western Carolina Magazine, which you can see on the website. The author of the article, Teresa Killian Tate, came to see Billy and me give a presentation at Western Carolina University in April. She was interested in our story and wrote a beautiful article, commenting on our book Grown Man Now and adding other observations. We are very grateful to her and hope you will enjoy her point of view.

One of the most exciting results of the article is the response I am receiving from some of my former students at Western. They bring back memories of my interactions and friendships with them and of their involvements with Billy. I am so grateful for those years, for those dedicated students and their evolving careers.

I hope you will join us in our journey. We cherish your friendship and your interest.

We hope to hear from you here on our blog!

Jane and Billy

We recommend that you read another of Ms. Tate’s articles in the same magazine. It’s about Special Education at WCU and it features Dr. David Westling of Western—we have enjoyed giving presentations to his classes for many years.

4 Responses to “Transition”

  1. Mike Edwards Says:

    WOW!!! What a wonderful surprise to see you and Billy on the cover of the Western Carolina Magazine! And, what a flood of memories and tears ensued.

    Doctor Jane, you are the best………!

    Your example to me as one of your students was life changing, to say the least.

    So thankful to see you and Billy still moving forward in the important work of showing the world that the inclusion of “all” people in educational and social environments is a must and beneficial to all of “us”.

    So glad to be one of “Jane’s Kids”…….The moniker still carries so much meaning to me this day.

    You and family take care. Best wishes with the new venture.

    Mike Edwards (WCU ’75,’80)

  2. Jane Schulz Says:

    Mike,how wonderful to hear from you! My memories of you are equally joyful and meaningful. How is your own ministry going? The people who hear you are surely blessed. My love to you and your precious family.


  3. David Hill Says:

    Hello Jane. I would like to reintroduce myself to you. Billy was my next door neighbor at Blanton’s Trailer Park in the early 80’s. My roommate John Helms and I lived their for 1 1/2 years. Even now I think of Billy from time to time and wondered how he was doing. I read the article just now in the in the Western Carolina and I’m not surprised at all at his successes. He was one of the happiest people I have ever met. I still tell my kids of the time I came back to Western and went through the trailer park. I didn’t know if Billy would remember me. I saw him walking down the road toward the trailer when he screamed my name and ran to give me a big hug. Some things are forever etched into your memory. That was one of mine. Anyway, it was great hearing about your and Billy’s conquests. Tell Billy I am truly impressed.
    David Hill (WCU ’83)

  4. Pollye Pruitt Says:

    See, I’m not the only one who knows you were the best! When I come to visit I will being the new alumni directory. For the first time, alumni were invited to send in a picture for the directory. The picture I sent in was the one of you, me, & Charlie out on the boat last fall!
    Pollye (WCU ’77)

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