Video Video of the Jan. 28, 2012 Celebration of the Life of Dr. George Ball

Video Tribute – Remembering Dr. Ball in Pictures and Words

Speakers’ Comments

On Jan. 1, 2012, our colleague and dear friend, Dr. George Ball, passed away at the age of 96. He has served Whitman College as a professor of religion and mentor to students since 1960. An anchor on campus and in our community, George was a standard-bearer for ethics and justice, a beloved and exceptional teacher of and adviser to generations of Whitman students, and an extraordinarily decent and caring person.

Dr. Ball in cap and gown Doctor George Ball

Doctor Ball on campus

Someone will depend upon the care with which all our work is done.
Someone will need the kindness with which all our words could be spoken.
Someone will be fulfilled by the love which all our acts might manifest.

— George Ball, Commencement, May 21, 1978