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John Kittle '72
November 13, 2016
I currently reside in DeWitt, MI (suburb north of Lansing). My wife and I moved from Rochester Hills, MI, in 2013 to live closer to our daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons. I retired in 2013 after working 20 years as an insurance defense attorney, and then 9 more years as a Liability Claims Manager for a TPA.
I enrolled in a couple Astronomy courses taught by Professor Aveni. His passion for the subject led me to sign-up for an on-campus January Special Study project that included working in the "unheated" Colgate observatory. Despite some very cold nights learning the operation of the telescope, it was one of the most enjoyable and awe-inspiring activities of my 4 years at Colgate. My fond memories of the project are due largely to the fascinating and fun ways that Professor Tony presented the entire program.
I developed a better understanding about the vastness of the universe, and this led to a deeper appreciation of my religious beliefs.
I extend my best wishes to Professor Aveni on his retirement. I just want to express my belief that his passion for his profession has reached, and touched, his students in many more ways than he will ever know.
Colgate's loss will be the gain of the people/groups that share Tony Aveni's life as he enters his next stage.