Dr. Walter McComb was a member of the CUC faculty from 1938 until 1966. McComb served the college in several capacities including chair of the history department, professor of history and political science, chair of the division of social sciences, acting dean of the college and registrar. Dr. McComb is remembered as a professor who insisted on high academic standards, practices fairness in the classroom and was extremely organized. He is also remembered for his “nickel” or five-point quizzes.
Whether he was completing his duties as chair of the department or teaching one of his favorite classes like American Government of American History, Dr. McComb impressed his students as a teacher who cared. A dedication in Golden Memories describes their feelings about him: “Dr. McComb is unpretentious in his action and speech. He may believe himself little known; but through his teaching, his counseling, and his daily living, he has injected into our lives something of that ‘human kindness’ which is found only in the true Christian.”
Dr. McComb gave many happy years of his life to CUC, and in his will he established an Endowment Scholarship Fund for worthy students. He expressed real joy at the prospect of this gift to CUC and since his death in 1980, students have benefited greatly from his generosity.