Despite the fact that you incorrectly identified me on the photo of the London
Alumni get-together (pg. 26 in the Summer ’99 issue), the new Wittenberg
Magazine continues to impress.
Each issue comes up with excellent articles, photos and news to catch up on
Witt news. The article on the retiring staff in the Summer issue is a case in
Having been privileged to sit in classes led by Charles Chatfield, Robert Howat,
and Richard Ortquist, their thoughts on their time at Wittenberg was an opportunity
to reflect on the influence they had on my career and how it stimulated and
encouraged me over the past thirty years.
To them I say thank you and extend best wishes for their future.
Jim Wade, ’69
Editor’s Note: The following was sent to Robert Howat, professor
emeritus of music.
I was one of the privileged students who took your music appreciation course
as a young “Wittenberger” in 1969. It was my favorite course that
The best part was when you would go to the piano and play a portion of the
piece you were illustrating. I always tried to sit where I could watch your
hands on the keyboard!
Congratulations on your wonderful career. Thank you for sharing your musical
gift with me. One of the best parts of attending Wittenberg was the exposure
students had to such talented and dedicated instructors.