I’m one of the lucky ones to have spent my time as a student with Joe at the helm

I’m one of the lucky ones to have spent my time as a student with Joe at the helm. I came back for the 1993-94 academic year as a visiting professor when Joe was “only” 78, still teaching lab sections, and patiently grading stacks of lab manuals each week. Although we did not cross paths often over the years, when we did he never failed to instantly recognize me and call me by name. I wish I had anything approaching that level of recall for students of mine from even ten years ago. For his modest manners, his easy smile, his constant belief in and support of HMC, and his stunning legacy, Joe will be missed and always fondly remembered.

John Mallinckrodt '73
Retired professor of physics (Cal Poly Pomona), Second career musician