November 22, 1963 November 15, 2013Posted by ucisca in Early UCI Campus.
Tags: Anton (Tony) Ercegovich, Interim Office Building, John F. Kennedy
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In the Spring of 1963, Anton (Tony) Ercegovich was the 14th person hired at UCI. He managed the Storehouse. On November 22, 1963, when the news of the President’s assassination was received, Tony lowered the flag to half mast in front of the Interim Office Building. After 27 years at UCI, he retired in 1990. Tony Ercegovich received the Lauds and Laurels Award for University Service.
From the poem “November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three,” by Wendell Berry. Calligraphy by Ben Shahn. New York: George Braziller, 1963. A signed limited edition copy is in UCI Special Collections & Archives.