I was astounded that the President of the college would lend his car to freshmen

I was a freshman at HMC in the fall of 1973. For my freshman project, our team searched for information in the campus library. The main library in LA had some good references but we figured we couldn’t get there since none of us had a car. Our adviser said that we could borrow Joe Platt’s car to go to LA. I was astounded that the President of the college would lend his car to freshmen. But that was Joe Platt. One of a kind. A gentleman, a scholar and a great man. He also filled it up with gas for us before we picked it up. Only at HMC and only with Joe.

Dennis P Donohoe '77