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BSU alumnus Dr. William Humbane
BSU alumnus Dr. William Humbane

Ball State University alumnus Dr. William J. Humbane ‘72MAE,’74EDD was recognized October 11 by Taylor University with an award for distinguished professional achievement. Humbane received an undergraduate degree from Taylor in 1971. Humbane was born in Mozambique in 1931 but has lived for many years in Zimbabwe. He and his wife Maria now reside in Mutare, Zimbabwe, where Humbane teaches English to speakers of French, Portuguese and other languages planning to enroll in Africa University in Mutare. Following his graduation from Ball State, Humbane was founder and head of the English Department at Eduardo Mondlane University, a member of the Board of Directors of Africa University, and was a missionary for the United Methodist Church. While living in Muncie, the Humbane family was very close to the family of Mrs. Hope Barnes, whose husband was pastor of the College Avenue United Methodist Church located near the BSU campus. Other close friends included Mrs. Pam Jenkins, a member of the BSU Modern Languages and Classics department faculty. Dr. Jack F. Snyder, emeritus professor of Educational Leadership, directed Humbane’s doctoral studies. Congratulations BSU alumnus Dr. William Humbane, for this recognition!