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Walter "Bud" Phillips '58, '59
B.A., KPE
M.A., KPE

Walter 'Bud' Phillips portrait

What is your fondest memory of LBSC?

Being in the first Freshman class in '54 and helping with all activities - intramural, sports, dances, and clubs.

Did you attend student events?

In those days you attended all social and student events. Favorite hangout was the quad on the lower campus.

What did you do after college?

I became a teacher with a masters degree and I felt I was well prepared for all aspects of teaching and coaching.

What do you do now?

(I'm) retired from teaching, refing high school, club, and college volleyball. Plus still raising a few sheep on my little farm in Shingle Springs, CA.

Can you share something about the value of your CSULB experience?

Through participation in sports, clubs, and a founding member of a national fraternity, the values received are hard to match. I am what I am and have achieved through being a founding member of LBSC. The campus is super now, but having only the "lower" campus in my days made everyone a friend and someone to share fun, growth, and memories. Being the first four year letterman in baseball gives me memories and friends to this day. Being in the first Freshman class in 1954 puts me in a special group of 9 - 12 students that shared many, many fun times and problems.

Who were your favorite bands or singers while at LBSC?

Are you ready for this - Nat King Cole - Henry Belafonte - Doris Day.

How about your favorite TV shows?

Ed Sullivan - Honeymooners - Pacific Coast League baseball games.

What popular fads do you remember?

White Buck shoes. (You) had to carry a little brush around to keep them clean.

Bud Phillips on the Long Beach State College baseball team.

Bud Phillips on the Long Beach State College baseball team.

Touch football champs--The S.A.E. powerhouse is shown on offense. Front Row: B. Phillips, D. Chambers, J. Burrow, T. Beck, M. Callan. Back Row: J. Gaffney, R. Hulse, B. Russell.

Touch football champs--The S.A.E. powerhouse is shown on offense. Front Row: B. Phillips, D. Chambers, J. Burrow, T. Beck, M. Callan. Back Row: J. Gaffney, R. Hulse, B. Russell.

Phi Epsilon Kappa

Phi Epsilon Kappa

 

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