Batchelder named to Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 12:39 pm Friday, January 25, 2013

Alan Batchelder is congratulated by his wife, Norma, and Bob Montgomery, president of Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity, on his induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame. (photo submitted)

Alan Batchelder recently became a member of the Second Wind Hall of Fame, having been nominated by Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity.

Second Wind provides recognition for retirees 60 years and over for outstanding volunteer work in area organizations that exemplify the concept that retirement need not be the end of a productive life of service to others and their community, but a “second wind” of opportunity.

Batchelder and his wife, Norma, have lived in the area since 2000.

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They moved here from Fredericksburg, Va. Batchelder’s career began as an economics professor and after many years of teaching, he joined the Harvard Development Advisory Service and the United States Agency for International Development, working in more than 20 countries, primarily in Africa. They have five children.