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Haymond, Jeffrey E., "Season 8, Episode 2: Jeff Haymond" (2023). Cedarville Stories Podcasts. 159.
Jeff Haymond can be easily spotted on campus as he drives up in his vintage Cutlass convertible. But his love for vintage cars is just one small thing that makes his life interesting.
Jeff served in the United States Air Force for 29 years, reaching the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2010.
During those 29 years, Jeff collected numerous stories. But one he will never forget was his day at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Not only did he serve his country, but he also served a stranger in a remarkable way. While on a base in California, Jeff and other military members all donated blood, with the possibility of being matched with a recipient in need. Later he got a phone call saying his blood was a life-saving match for a 15-year-old Australian girl. Without hesitation, Jeff donated his stem cells to a girl with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, knowing he’d never meet her.
After retiring from the military, Cedarville had a faculty opening, and Jeff decided to pursue it. He started as a professor of business, moved to assistant chair, and now finds himself the Dean of the Robert W. Plaster School of Business.
Jeff is passionate about equipping and training his students to be prepared to face a hostile culture as they enter the business world after graduation.