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Wednesday, August 11, 2010Bernard Card was known for his hustle on the basketball court as a member of the Lipscomb Bisons. He is working just as hard in the corporate world as well. He was inducted in the Campbell Sales Company Hall of Fame this summer for his success as part of the Campbell Soup team. Less than150 employees of the company have been honored with the award since it was established in the 1950s. Card earned five merit awards to be eligible for induction. He took time off from his busy schedule to answer a few questions for LipscombSports.com.
What sport(s) did you play at Lipscomb? What years? Who were your coaches?
“I played basketball at Lipscomb from 1976 until 1978. The venerable Don Meyer, Steve "Goose" Davidson and Rusty McCain.”
What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?
“My fondest memory was beating Belmont and Freed-Hardeman.”
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?
“Indeed, Coach Meyer had the greatest influence on my career at Lipscomb. I had the privilege of staying with Coach Meyer and his family for a couple of months in the summer of 1977. I was able to see
him in a different light while living with them. Coach Meyer taught me the ability to plan effectively in order to execute the plan.”
What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?
“The greatest time was when the entire university would convene in front of Alumni Hall and sing songs of praises to the Lord. I attended those sessions every Monday night.”
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?
“I learned that integrity and intellect are the wheels of an effective leader in corporate America.”
Who was your favorite professor? Why?
“Well, I have two. Dr. Axel Swang kept us on our feet in accounting every day. Oh yeah, he knew exactly where to throw the eraser in class, too. Also, Dr. Bill Ingram was an excellent professor. I learned how to say `at any rate’ with the same degree of charm like him.”
Where do you live now?
“I live in Helena, Ala."
Who is your employer?
“My employer is Campbell Sales Company (Campbell Soup Company).”
What is your occupation?
What does your position entail?
“I create solutions for store owners, district managers and store managers."
Tell us about your family.
“I am single and engaged to get married in 2011. I have a daughter and her name is Khadija Card.”