Making a Difference: One Man’s Journey is the title chosen by award-winning medical doctor Herbert Sandmire for his new book. The autobiography covers Dr. Sandmire’s 50-plus years in obstetrics and includes personal observations from his days growing up as the son of a tenant farmer to his receiving the 2010 Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He also reminisces about being an Air Force medical officer in Alaska, and delivering babies for thewives of Green Bay Packers players. (Jim Taylor fainted; Bart Starr did not.)
Sandmire and his wife, Crystal, received UW-Green Bay’s highest community honor, the Chancellor’s Award, at May commencement in 2006. Dr. Sandmire was a community lecturer in Human Biology from the institution’s inception, in 1968, to 1989. Crystal Sandmire, who earned a degree in Communication and the Arts at UW-Green Bay in 1980, was a charter member and officer of the Founders Association. Records indicate that, at 42 years and counting, they have the longest uninterrupted string of annual giving for private individuals who help support the University and its students.
For a link to Tuesday’s Green Bay Press-Gazette column about Sandmire’s autobiography, a photo of the couple, and more, click here.