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Van Parker '69
November 12, 2016
Having lived in CT for much of my life, Adrienne and I relocated to Charlottesville, VA about 4 years ago. I currently serve as a mediator on behalf of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Adrienne has a senior management position with H. G. Caspari, the paper goods company that elected to move to VA from NY about 11 years ago. I find mediation to be one of the most satisfying things I've done and enjoy its many challenges.
I took the core course Professor Aveni offered in my freshman year and enjoyed his grasp of science and the universe. he was a very tough grader and that made one work even harder. He was usually funny and that was incentive enough to get up on the cold winter mornings to get to his class.
The main thing I learned from him was to listen carefully. To develop a sense of patience along with the listening process so that one could eventually obtain a full grasp of what was being covered in the course. This helped me get through Colgate and later Columbia and now as a mediator.
Bravo Dr. Aveni for a career well done. Just think of all the students you helped! Good luck and happy trails.