Memories prompt support of the new Michael Hooker Research Center

March 24, 2006
Jack and Sue Wilson

Jack and Sue Wilson

“My hat is off to the planners who visualized the atrium in the new Center. It is a perfect place for students and faculty to gather in an informal setting to discuss wide-ranging subjects, and it reminds me of the brown bag lunches of my student days in Rosenau Hall’s Student Lounge. These lunches expanded my education far beyond the planned curriculum and truly brought an interdisciplinary and international perspective to bear. Students from different nationalities and disciplines participated in discussions ranging from world and national health policy, U.S. foreign policy (mainly driven by the on-going Vietnam War), leading-edge computer science, and first-hand accounts of public health experiences and lessons-learned.

When I saw the student study carrels in the new center, I remembered how prized my student office space was. It allowed efficient commuting to-and-from Rosenau classes, the library, laboratories, and an opportunity to interact with other students on an impromptu basis. Because of this, Sue and I decided we would like to name a Student Room in the new building.”

– Jack Wilson, MS, 1970, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

 

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