Babson Magazine

Spring 2018

News, Notes + Nods

Graduate

Gary Laabs

Gary Laabs emails that he is on his third career. After being drafted in 1966, he spent 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Gary was then vice president, human resources, at Utz Quality Foods in Hanover, Pa., for 20 years. He writes, “While at Utz, I participated in short-term overseas medical missions as a helper. I always wanted to do more. When I realized that through a program at our local community college I could be an RN in two years, I went for it. I plan to be on a medical mission to Madagascar in July.”