Don’t Retire – Refire!
Warnborough College wishes to salute and applaud one of its most venerated members of faculty as Dr Ray Morland turns 90. Ray, who is from New Zealand and now lives in Australia, has long been involved with Warnborough. He currently serves as Secretary of the Council, a position he had held for over a decade.
In his position he has participated as a proud emissary of the College, attending graduation and other events in countries as far afield as Australia, the UK, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Dr Morland’s stalwart support for Warnborough over the years has been an inspiration. He has been a pioneer and a visionary whose unflagging determination, grit and charisma have inspired students and fellow faculty from all across the world.
Yet it is not only students and fellow academics who has benefited from Ray’s breadth of knowledge. His compassion has long stretched to include other disadvantaged groups such as the elderly, homeless youth and Australian Aborigines for whom he has provided numerous consultancies on a voluntary basis.
Though he has seen more than any of us have ever forgotten, Dr Morland refuses to slow down. “I don’t want to retire, I want to refire!” says the proud Kiwi to anyone unwise enough to suggest the Ray takes things easier. His passion for always learning is an inspiration to Warnborough students past, present and future that no matter who you are, or how far life takes you, there’s always more to discover.
Happy Birthday, Dr Morland, from all of us at Warnborough College!