RIT honors Dane R. Gordon with convention room dedication

May 17, 2016 - accent chair



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Professor emeritus Dane R. Gordon in a convention room that now bears his name in Liberal Arts Hall. He taught truth during RIT from 1962 to 2000.

Dane R. Gordon, who late as highbrow emeritus from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2000, cut a badge Friday during a Dane R. Gordon Seminar Room in Liberal Arts Hall, dedicated to him for his many years of superb use to RIT and a students.

Gordon, a Presbyterian apportion who will spin 91 in June, came to RIT in 1962, where he taught truth and served as dialect chair and behaving dean.

“I always asked questions, even as a child,” he pronounced in a British accent he defended from his homeland. “Teaching is sharing. And if we are really vehement about a topic, it’s something we will suffer pity with others.”

In 2014, Gordon, who lives in Pittsford with his wife, Judith, committed $300,000 from their estate skeleton to emanate The Dane R. Gordon Endowed Fund for Philosophy Student Success. The account will yield support to students conducting investigate and scholarship, students posterior educational internships and for initiating a harangue array to horde renowned truth scholars.

RIT President Bill Destler, who gave his tiger lapel pin to Gordon, called him “a good man” whose contributions to RIT were many via his career.

“I’m gratified your name will be here in perpetuity. And it will be famous most some-more than for a contribution, though for a lifetime of creation this establishment so most better,” Destler said.

James Winebrake, vanguard of a College of Liberal Arts, pronounced Gordon has “a really achieved career and a really full life.”

Born in London, Gordon became active in museum and essay communication and served with a Royal Navy. He attended Trinity College in Cambridge and London University, became a Presbyterian apportion and changed to Rochester where he was associate apportion during Central Presbyterian Church, in a building that now houses Hochstein School of Music.

His career with RIT began when he was asked to fill in for a truth professor, and shortly was invited to join a faculty. He remained for 38 years and perceived a Outstanding Teaching Award in 1997.

Gordon wrote dual volumes of a story of RIT, has created books on poetry, truth and religion, and has others set for announcement this month and in 2017. It was announced during Friday’s loyalty that RIT Press will tell a singular book hard-covered book with many of his writings.

Gordon wrote a poem for a dedication, and it was printed on a board now adorning a wall of Room 2102. Titled All That is Left, it tells a story of his confront of an aged lady returning to campus.

It concludes:

“How we should value our
family, the friends, one another.
We know them for just
a moment, and they are gone,
and we are gone, and all that is left are
memories of kindness
or not.”

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