Not only did I learn enormously and enthusiastically and humorously and inspiringly from Tony as a Freshman dabbling in one of his Intro classes but, having been in one of Colgate's earliest classes to include women, I believe I may have provided Tony with a novel new experience as well.
After hearing from my Chem 101 Prof. that I, along with most of the class, had failed our first quiz of the semester, I ran straight to Tony's office as he was my academic advisor. In telling him about this, my first academic failure, I burst into tears. Tony, having had so few female students to date, was quite alarmed but determined to help me. He excused himself from the office and ran at break-neck speed down the hallway sticking his head into every office along the way calling out "Do you have any tissues?", "Do you have any tissues?" He eventually returned, tissues in hand and indeed made that miserable Freshman feel better enough to persevere through three more semesters of Chemistry and the rest of her Colgate career. She has thought of him quite fondly ever since.
And what fun to catch up with Tony and Lorraine this past summer for a wonderful afternoon in the Adirondacks; a visit so warmly reminiscent of Colgate days when Tony and Lorraine graciously opened their home for social gatherings of students. Best to you both!