Dr. James Drummond ’61, former professor in the School of Education and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the age of 83. Funeral services were officiated by Pastor Bob DiSalvio on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Amwell Church of the Brethren in Stockton, NJ.
Dr. Drummond died peacefully during a nap. His wife, Veda Mathis Drummond, found him in his favorite chair with his Bible open on the lap.
Dr. Drummond was a beloved professor at Cairn University by both his students and the faculty and staff. Professor Marti MacCullough ’62 reminisces, “Because of his extensive background in history, we had wonderful educational conversations all couched in a historical perspective. He will be ‘talking’ history in heaven…his own story of salvation in Christ.”
Former student and current lead readers’ services librarian at Masland Library, Laura Saloiye ’05, reflects, “Dr. Drummond was a professor of mine at Cairn University. He was my first adviser, and my sociology professor. He was energetic, encouraging, and wonderfully entertaining to talk to and discuss things with. I didn’t see him after he retired, but I still remember him fondly with a smile on my face.”
Dr. Drummond will be remembered by his wife, Veda; his sister, Bette Faye Drummond Towle; their families; and many colleagues, students, and friends.
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