Abbott's world view impacted my future journey in life

Abbott was one of my favorite professors at Western State College ('71). He was my world history professor--I'll never forget his description of the world view of one of the hundreds... of thousands of street people in Calcutta who lived in cardboard boxes with a small cooker their entire lives. He made me uneasy with his description of how that person survived day to day and how that impacted what his expectations would be of the future. He led the "Quigley Club" of very eclectic group of students who met early in the morning and took us to the Trappist monks in Aspen where he introduced me to Thomas Merton when I asked how/why these monks would live such a solitary life. His worldview and teaching style were instrumental in my traveling the world once I graduated from WSC. I joined the Peace Corp and spent 3 years in Guatemala after which I worked with innumerable organizations promoting overseas development throughout the world. After 10 years with MAP International I recently to became the Director of Development with Make a Wish Foundation International. I've never forgotten Abbott's unique style of teaching in which he asks more questions then he requires memorization of facts. I didn't realize that he was such a prolific writer and plan to purchase several of his books.

Mark Walker, CFRE, Scottsdale, Arizona