Class of 1961
William (Bill) Reardon and his wife, Kathy Page, attended Donnelly College from 1959 to 1961. After graduating from Donnelly, Reardon earned a BA in History from Rockhurst University. He went on to earn a MA in Education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
From 1963 until 2004, Reardon taught at Bishop Miege High School, primarily as an American Government and Current Events teacher.
In 1974, he was elected to the Kansas House of Representative. His 30 years of service is a Kansas state record for the longest serving member of the House of Representatives. In 1991-92, Reardon was elected as Speaker Pro Temp of the Kansas House.
"Each of the colleges I attended provided me with a high quality education that prepared me for both of my careers. Donnelly, however, instilled in me something of far greater importance — the value of community and public service. This epiphany was more than career enhancing, it was life altering.”