What are some highlights from the last 40 years?

Having Dr. Danieley as my Advisor (all four years). Living in Harper Center (with its air conditioning), but I loved (love) the “Historic Neighborhood,” especially West Dorm (its bricks are redder than
those used to rebuild after the fire…and it’s the only building on campus that predates that event.)

Intramural athletics…both my dorm team and later the Tau Kappa Epsilon teams. I loved the fact that I knew everyone on campus (if not by name, at least by face). Having the opportunity of being a member of the Baseball Team (1978). Being a brother in TKE. And the friendships…and keeping-up with so many of my classmates and professors. I’m so glad that I’ve remained close to them and to Elon as a whole.

I just realized that the heading above says “…from the past 40 years?” So…I taught English, American, and Dramatic Literature for twenty-five years (mostly on the Eastern Shore of Virginia…and I loved it and miss it). I met Cindy on the Shore and both Katherine and Tom were born there. I retired in 2005.

Finally, my Daughter, Katherine attending Elon and graduating in 2014. She roomed with Meredith Citty…the daughter of Rusty Citty (my roommate). I could write forever…but I’ll stop here.

Who would you particularly like to see at the reunion (virtual and in-person)?

Everyone…including my professors…

How many (and/or) who of your classmates do you still keep in contact with today?

My roommates: Rusty Citty (Moffitt) and Jimmy Pankiewicz (Brookwood Gardens). Just about all my TKE Fraternity Brothers (especially David Markey and Joe Liberto). There are really too many to name…

What is your favorite Elon memory?

I have way too many…maybe parachuting (from 3000+ feet) with Jimmy Pankiewicz, Keith Ebert, Lynn Piper, and Mike Williams (Betsy Kinsey and Connie Jones went with us to drive our cars back in case we didn’t survive). Jimmy, Lynn, and Mike all landed near the target. Keith landed inches away from a pond and I landed in the trees. Another memory…my date and I were cruising around Gibsonville early one morning (about 1:00 A.M.) when I was pulled over. There was nothing really unusual about being pulled over, except that we were both in our pajamas…(I’ll leave it at that).

What is something interesting that you want your classmates to know about you?

Besides being married to my best friend (Cindy) for thirty-two years and having two great kids (Katherine and Tom), I was honored by Nandua High School (on the Eastern Shore and where I taught and coached for fifteen years) by being inducted into its Hall of Fame (2016). I was greatly humbled, honored, and flattered by the induction. It’s a great school and I loved (love) it.