Sculptor of Kolenbrander Bust Visits Mount Union

April 22, 2010


Jerry McKenna, the artist who was commissioned to produce a bust of former Mount Union President Harold Kolenbrander, recently visited the College to see his work displayed.




Sculptor Jerry McKenna with the Kolenbrander bust.

Sculptor Jerry McKenna with the Kolenbrander bust.


McKenna, a resident of Texas, has also produced several busts for the Pro-Football Hall of Fame in Canton. He had flown into Chicago, where he was being honored by the All American Football Foundation, and decided to travel to Alliance and see the bust in its location in the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, McKenna has produced various sculptures that appear on Notre Dame's campus. His other sculptures include Lawrence Taylor and Mel Renfro for the Pro-Football Hall of Fame; Sir Winston Churchill in Cambridge, England; George Gipp for the Ronald Regan Library in San Clemente, California; the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Alton; Knute Rockne at Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame as well as many others, both in the United States and abroad.

McKenna, who briefly lived in Alliance as a child, said, "I would love to attend a Purple Raider football game someday."

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