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Fred L. Turner

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January 18, 2013
Fred had a huge impact on my life without ever really knowing it. I was trying to get a job at McDonald's to no avail. I sent a resume directly to him in a scented, lipstick kissed envelope. I guess he read it because when I came for my interview he had hand written at the top of my resume, "this girl has guts, find her a job." I did not meet him personally for two more years. One day he walked into the class at Hamburger U where I was teaching restaurant managers how to read financial statements. He sat down in the front row for awhile and just listened. After class he told me I had a gift for education. I remained at McDonald's until after my sabbatical, but never forgot his words. I eventually went back to school, got the proper credentials and am now Chair of a Business Program at an Illinois University. In his own private way he mentored my entire life. I will miss him greatly!
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1973 Big Mac Ski Trip with Turner , Lins family

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