By Ernest Furchtgott
I first met Ernest Furchtgott twenty-five years in the past after becoming a member of the school of the school of Social paintings on the collage of South Carolina. at the moment, Ernie chaired the dep. of Psychology. within the following 3 years we collaborated with a tutorial Committee on Gerontology in conceptualizing and shaping the University's certificates of Graduate research in Gerontology application, guiding it to ultimate approval by way of the South Carolina fee on greater schooling. For 20 years we staff taught our graduate-level path, "Psychosocial methods to Geron tology," regarding colleagues from similar disciplines. through the years, we tested and together graded hundreds of thousands of analysis posters ready by means of our graduate scholars in gerontology as their ultimate path requirement. a number of years in the past, Ernie officially retired from the college. He in stantly agreed to my request that he proceed educating the psychology of getting older section of our interdisciplinary direction. On campus approximately on a daily basis considering the fact that retirement, Ernie usually telephoned to debate are cent article within the Gerontologist or a paper presentation that had ex pointed out him on the Gerontological Society's annual medical assembly. He maintained a transparent presence within the educational community.
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