Dear Dean Hazeltine,

First, best wishes for a Happy Birthday!

I am honored to participate in this tribute collection. You, more than any other, defined my Brown experience. From your greeting me by first name when I arrived on campus—after having only met me for a few minutes when I visited as a high school senior—to providing me the guidance and reference to attend business school afterwards, those were the capstones.

In between there were of course classes, being a TA, and having you as an advisor for my engineering degree. At each point you were a teacher, an inspiration, and a friend. While so many institutions are faceless, thanks to you Brown is not. You have made it a place of the highest character and the warmest personality. Generations of alumni owe you thanks for that, so on behalf of them, Thank you! and Happy Birthday! May there be many more.

With warmest regards,

Mark Epstein
Class of 1979
Managing Director / Chief Financial Officer
Tailwind Capital Partners
New York, NY

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