Sixty-six years after he graduated, a Quincy High School alum now has a music room bearing his name.
Dr. John Lynn Lubker played trombone at QHS and graduated in 1947. On Thursday, he and his wife Bobbie were on hand for the dedication of the music room at what is now Quincy Junior High School.
"I'm truly impressed with what's been done here. This was my practice room, of course, but it's different now - it's really nice. I'm just pleased to have been a part of it," Dr. Lubker said.
The Dr. John Lynn Lubker Band Room features new tile, paint and cabinets. The room also has a new set of chairs and music stands.
A contribution by the Lubkers made the renovation possible, and there are more updates to the room planned in the near future.
After graduating from QHS, Dr. Lubker joined the U.S. Air Force where he continued playing the trombone. He and his wife reside in North Carolina. Dr. Lubker retired from a career in psychology in 1993.
The renovation was part of the Quincy Public Schools Foundation's 'Dream Big Campaign', which helps to secure and distribute funding towards major projects that are needed in the school system.