Ham wins Parsons Spirit Award
Fairfield resident Ray Ham Jr. received the Parsons College Spirit Award during the college’s Wall of Honor ceremony Saturday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
Here is the text that was read about him at the ceremony:
“Our second spirit award honoree arrived in Fairfield in the fall of 1970.
“Our honoree has been an active supporter of our mission to perpetuate the legacy of Parsons College through the written word of Parsons College e-news or as a researcher and contributor and assisting physically and financially with these annual Wall of Honor ceremonies.
“As a student he graduated from High School in York, Pennsylvania. Started his college career at John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo, Nebraska and graduate from Parsons College with the final class of 1973.
“He was the assistant women’s basketball coach for the Parsons College Wild kittens.
“His professional began as a recruiter for JFK and also Parsons College. Most recently he has been a polygrapher working with various branches of law enforcement and private entities where lie detector tests are essential.
“Over the past few years he has financially underwritten the rental of this theater for our Wall of Honor events.
“He is the father of three children and along with his wife Judy they are proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
“The Parsons College Foundation Fund would like to welcome Ray Ham Jr. to the podium as our 2016 Parsons College Spirit Award recipient.”