Sandy Hagar

As with several grads, I left Sarasota after graduation and attended the University of Florida, (Go Gators!)

After graduation from there I entered the Air Force and was stationed in Montana for a couple of years then transferred to Del Rio, Texas for pilot training. In 1966, I married Francine Zenner, (Class of 62), and we have enjoyed 43 years together. In the USAF, I flew in Vietnam and Japan, before returning to Montana.

At the University of Montana, I earned a second college degree in elementary education (1974) and an advanced degree at Auburn University (1979) serving as a teacher, principal and district superintendent in various places in Montana and Alaska. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience in Alaska, but were happy to finally retire and build a home in Bigfork, Montana, about 40 miles south of Glacier National Park.

Francine and I have two children, Paul and Ardelle, and in turn, each of them have two children (a boy and a girl.) Paul lives outside of New York City and Ardelle north of Chicago. When I’m not volunteering in a local school, the regional hospital or serving on various boards, you can find me rafting, cross-country skiing, working on our land or in our garden.