To Pete and the SCAD Photography Community:
I had to leave your retirement celebration a bit early, but here is the toast I would have made had I stayed longer:
You are the soul of the Photo Department.
Thirty-some years ago, when asked to help hire a new faculty member, you had the foresight, creativity, courage, and humility to deliberately seek out someone who was your complete opposite. That person turned out to be me, and for that I am forever grateful.
You set the tone of diversity with collegiality in this department that thankfully persists to this day. Thanks Pete.