Tonight was the retirement dinner for Furman, and once again, three professors with whom I have worked mark the end of their careers at Furman. Duncan McArthur taught English at Furman for 36 years. He was my English professor my very first term as a freshman. Ken Sargent nearly convinced me to become a geology major after taking once of his courses. He had been at Furman for 39 years. Although I never had courses with Judy Bainbridge while at Furman, I did draw upon her expertise as a Greenville historian as I developed multimedia projects with students about local history. She had been at Furman for 31 years.
I always enjoy going to the Furman retirement dinner. However, more and more the people I know have moved over to the emeritus status. Still, it was good to see them tonight.