Joyce Wise Beene, Class of 1965

I first became friends with Dr. Lockhart when we both attended the same church in Narberth, PA when I was in high school and he was teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. when I attended my first Latin class at Dickinson, Dr. Nodder surprised me by saying, “I have heard all about you from Phil Lockhart.” At the beginning of my sophomore year, I was even more surprised when Dr. Lockhart showed up on campus as the department head of Classical Languages. I became a language major because it seemed to me the best teachers in high school and in college taught Latin. It was very exciting during the next three years at Dickinson to be one of five Latin majors after only one had graduated two years previous. My honors program under Dr. Lockhart was a very stimulating experience. I did not follow a career in Latin, however, and was impressed and grateful that Dr. Lockhart remained a dedicated advisor to me regardless of the path I followed. When I decided to go to graduate school, I called him to talk about my options. When I chose the library science program at Drexel University and later law school in Tennessee, he was just as supportive. Dr. Lockhart as a person as well as a teacher had a major impact on my life.

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