HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A leader in the Hattiesburg community was honored Thursday after announcing his retirement from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Bud Kirkpatrick was recognized for his service to the institute during their Christmas Social program. He was given a plaque, a gift certificate and a cake in recognition of his service to the organization.
"To be honoring me in this manner is a little overwhelming really, because I just did the work that I did for them because I think it's a valuable asset to our community and our university and it was a great opportunity and a great joy to do the work for them," Kirkpatrick said.
Kirkpatrick has been working with the university for over 45 years and said he will devote much of his spare time to his elove for daylilies.