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Dear Dean Hazeltine,

Happy birthday and thanks for making a difference for me. When I first heard of this tribute, I had only memories of how you made a difference from the 1960s and early 1970s. Since then, we have met and you have been taking such good care of me with contacts, advice and thoughts as I change careers towards international student exchange / engineering service learning / sustainable development. I am humbled to have your help.

Happy birthday and thanks for making a difference for me. When I first heard of this tribute, I had only memories of how you made a difference from the 1960s and early 1970s. Since then, we have met and you have been taking such good care of me with contacts, advice and thoughts as I change careers towards international student exchange / engineering service learning / sustainable development. I am humbled to have your help.

After I entered Brown in 1969, my memories are of meeting with you in your Dean-ing office. What I remember most is that you gave me compliments about my appearance—that I looked good, that you liked my coat, etc. For me, it was the perfect advising that I needed. My grades were doing fine, I wasn't ready to do serious academic and career planning, but the absence of my parents' compliments really left a void. Your remarks boosted my self-confidence that kept my studies going. Thank you so for your current encouragement and support! It feels so full circle to have engineering in my life, and so amazing to have come to Africa without realizing your connections there.

I mentioned that I attended my brother's retirement from Kenyon College in April. He's been teaching and deaning for 39 years. At his party I heard the impact he made on students and faculty over the years. His birthday is also November 7. Must be a good day for mentors!

Much love,
Mary

Mary Bennett
Class of 1973
Somerville, MA



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