My desire to give to Fredonia has grown throughout my adult life, as I have become increasingly aware of how profoundly individuals at Fredonia influenced my life. I so wish that other undergrads, uncertain about their majors and futures, could have the same experiences-in their own unique ways, of course.
Many of my Fredonia professors are still teaching me today, as I profit from a wonderful retirement after decades of being a teacher and administrator myself. Those reading these words may never have met Nancy Libby, Calvin Smith, Douglas Shepard, William Knode or Robert Nossen, but their influence on me as a student was great and shapes my personal life and world view today. Their regard for disciplines and for students entered my life and has refracted throughout it.
I never took a formal course from Dallas Beal, but as I watched him during his long tenure as chairman of the Fredonia university-wide Committee on the Arts and was his seatmate on frequent trips to Albany and New York City for meetings, I learned a great deal about a cool, effective administrator. He, too, became a friend.
So when I give to Fredonia State University, it is with gratitude for what it did for me through its wonderful people. Comments of gratitude begin to surface for student friends made at Fredonia (Marge Nagel, Jim and Alice Hardy, Harvey Stedman come to mind); those reminiscences can be held for another time.
May many students prosper because of Fredonia's contributions to their lives, as I have! May we alumni all help them to that fortunate end.
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