Growing up in a small, blue collar town, Bill Rothermel’s mother shared stories about walking with him in the stroller when he was two- or three-years-old to the local shoe factory as the workers ended their day. Rothermel would amaze those around him by naming the make and model of cars that passed by.
Dukes of Hazard was the rage when Mike Garland ’01 was young. He was so captivated by the series that he named his dog, Bo Duke, after the show’s fictional main character. As public relations manager at Carlisle Events, one of Garland's dreams came true when he worked with John Schneider, aka Bo Duke, during an event featuring the show’s famed 1969 Dodge Charger.