Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In memory of UMBC Physics Professor, Dr. Wallace McMillan

It was shocking to read the UMBC Announcement regarding the passing of UMBC Physics Professor, Dr. Wallace McMillan.  http://umbcinsightsweekly.wordpress.com/03/22/passing-of-wallace-mcmillan//2010

Dr. McMillan supported PROMISE and graduate student professional development activities through regular and enthusiastic participation in the Summer Horizons program, and as an excellent panelist for the "When Faculty Say X, They Really Mean Y" annual seminar series.  Dr. McMillan was the Graduate Program Director for Atmospheric Physics, and as such, showed genuine interest for students' success.

Dr. McMillan will be remembered for his kindness and collegiality; he will be missed! 

We invite PROMISE members to offer tributes to loved ones who have inspired them.

When a student goes to grad school, he/she is usually thinking about the excitement of new classes, the promise of the Ph.D., the effect that he/she will have on the world with newly acquired expertise. But when "life happens" (e.g. a loved one passes away) it is unexpected, and unplanned. This site is dedicated to those loved ones who have passed away, to those persons who are alive and continue to encourage, and to you, the grad students who are determined to press forward to continue to achieve your goals.

Feel free to post thoughts, photos, stories ... your tributes.