Press Release


Wednesday, May 30, 2007
by Beth Sowers

Hannibal, MO - Hannibal-LaGrange College bids a fond farewell to David  Bach, program director for the respiratory therapy program, who is retiring at the end of June.



Bach founded the Hannibal School of Respiratory Care in 1980 and has since graduated over 260 respiratory therapists.  The respiratory therapy program was originally an entry-level certified respiratory therapist program, affiliated solely with Hannibal Career & Technical Center, but with the help of Dr. Beverly Simpson, former vice president for academic affairs at HLG, and many months of hard work, the program became affiliated with Hannibal-LaGrange College in 1998.  This partnership upgraded the program to the advanced registered respiratory therapist level, offering an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care.  

Bach, and his wife, Vicki, plan to live in Columbia, Missouri, close to his children, Stephanie Mitchell and Joshua Bach and grandchildren, Claire and Natalie.  He plans to continue to be an active force in the field of respiratory care and devote more time to his public speaking. 

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations