EDITORS NOTE: Royal Scribe Reporter Christian Arnold experienced first-hand many of the events surrounding the departure of Dr. David and Margaret Eubanks from Johnson University Florida. In his report, he shares personal perspective on the impact the couple had at the campus.
KISSIMMEE — A portrait of Dr. David Eubanks, and his wife Margaret hangs in the halls of Johnson University Florida. A similar portrait hangs at the Johnson University Tennessee campus. Both portraits remind students, staff and faculty of the years of leadership, sacrifice and love the pair has showered on both campuses.
A few weeks ago at JUFL Roundup, the Eubanks were sent off the Johnson University Florida way. Students performed a musical number, written just for the Eubanks, titled “Lead Us Along Dr. Eubanks.”
Also, the couple was presented with a caricature made especially for them entitled “Johnson University Florida Duck and Gator Farm,” and were presented with a certificate for a lifetime of free meals at the Catfish Place, one of Dr. Eubanks’ favorite restaurants.
The student body was also able to show their appreciation for the Eubanks at last week’s chapel service. At the end of the service Tuesday, the Johnson University Florida Student Government Association presented the Eubanks with a special thank you card from the whole student body.
No longer will Mrs. Margaret be seen bicycling around campus or playing basketball in the gym. No longer will Dr. Eubanks be spotted walking around the soccer field and exercising.