Durie Humber, DC, called the dedication of a garden in his name at Life University "an unexpected and tremendous honor."
Durie D.Humber, the senior vice president of development at Life University, was honored with a garden in his name during the dedication of the Centennial Olympic Honors Plaza at the university in May. The garden surrounding the 35 foot high sculpture "Tolerance" in the center of the plaza was named in honor of Dr. Humber. On the base of the structure is a plaque bearing Dr. Humber's likeness, which reads: "In Honor of Dr. D.D. Humber for his years of dedication to Life University and the Chiropractic profession."
Dr. Humber was the university's first chairman of the board of trustees more than 20 years ago, and was instrumental in the establishment of the institution. "This is an unexpected and tremendous honor," he said at the dedication ceremony. "It has been my privilege to serve Dr. Sid Williams, founder and president of this great university, and to serve our noble profession, chiropractic. I am deeply appreciative and thank you all so much."
In addition to his duties at the university, Dr. Humber is active in professional chiropractic organizations on the state and national levels. He is a past vice president and president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association and a founding member of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic. He is also an officer of the non-profit organization Life Foundation, Inc. In addition, Dr. Humber has served as a representative assemblyman for the International Chiropractors Association for more than a decade, and was Georgia's chiropractor of the year in 1974.
"Tolerance," a sculpture by the Spanish artist Gardy Artigas, is one of seven Olympic Cultural Legacy works of art commemorating the link between the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and last year's Olympics in Atlanta.
Running Eagles Claim Another Title
1997 has been a banner year for the sports program at Life University. The school's athletic teams have already won championships in men's basketball, ice hockey, and track & field. Life can now add soccer to that list.
The Life University's club soccer team has won the state championship of the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League. The Running Eagles defeated perennial champion Datagraphics 3-0 in the championship game to claim the title. David Allen scored Life's first goal 20 minutes into the first half; additional goals were scored by Stan Pierce and Mike Fay.
In related soccer news, David Wolf, a stopper for the club team, was named the league's defensive player of the year, and Carmine Pascarella, a striker who transferred from Seton Hall, was the league's leading scorer with 37 goals in 23 games.
Winning the championship represents a dramatic turnaround for the Running Eagles. The victory over Datagraphics raised the team's record to 22-1, a vast improvement over last season's 13-10 record.