One of the unexpected surprises I discovered when I first began to teach was the deep bond of loyalty and affection that can grow between professors and students. Indeed I have sometimes come to think of my own students almost as family. Thus it was particularly gratifying that several of my former students drove some distance to be at my inaugural lecture a few weeks ago. We just got back photographs of the occasion, and here is an especially cherished one of me with six of my beloved protégés from years past.
Paul Hogeterp, Phil Teeuwsen, Ed Bosveld, me,
J. D. Alkema, Eric Hogeterp, Mike Hogeterp