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August 14, 2012
I would give almost anything for a tape of some of Dr. Langdale's speeches of early years. I heard him speak in Atlanta in 1976 that literally propelled me into a career I felt initially ill equipped for. Great speakers Like Noah are so very rare.
April 13, 2012
I worked my way through school in the GSU Post Office under Ray Cox. One of my jobs was to deliver Dr. Langdale's mail. He took the trouble to learn my name and would say hello to me if he was in his secretary's office when I came by. One of my clearest memories is of Dr. Suttles(Provost) and Dr. Langdale discussing going to down to the State Capitol to argue against a Student Fee increase. They felt it was their duty to lobby against it.
Dr. Langdale, said to me, "Brian, you're working your way through school, you can't really afford a fee increase right now, can you?" I said, "No, sir". I will never forget that my opinion mattered to them. He was a good man. And he loved Georgia State University.
September 23, 2009
I had the fine honor of meeting Dr. Langdale during my first week at GSU (then Georgia State College) in 1963 --and I was fortunate enough to frequently interact with Dr. Langdale, both academically and socially, until I finished my Master's Degree in 1969. Those were years during which GSC made great strides in size and academic prominence -- all under the tireless leadership of Dr. Langdale. Incredibly, he was always upbeat and he always made those in his presence feel special.

One of my fondest memories occurred at an awards banquet in 1967. Dr. Langdale shook my hand (with his usual vice grip) and with his left hand he pressed a knuckle into the outside of my right hand until I went down on my knees and, as quietly as humanly possible, begged for mercy. I never felt more special than at that moment.
July 27, 2009
I'll never forget the speech Dr. Langdale gave at my GSU inception in '85. You just wanted to run through a wall for this guy. He was always very approachable in the hallways. I really looked up to him as a man's man. I regret that he couldn't sign my diploma as he retired a year before I graduated.
His presence will certainly be felt when GSU and 'bama tee it up on the gridiron in 2010.
RIP, Dr. Langdale...
July 13, 2009
I was a student at Georgia State University from 1978 to 1984. I will always remember him waiting to greet students mornings in Sparks Hall. I know he was a very decent gentleman. He loved his students and the university. Georgia State will never be the same without him.
July 13, 2009
I was a student at Georgia State University from 1978 to 1984. I will always remember him waiting to greet students mornings in Sparks Hall - he always had a smile on his face and was genuinely interested in our well being. I knew him to be a very decent gentleman. He loved his students and the university. Georgia State will never be the same without him.
June 10, 2009
I had the great fortune of not only hearing Noah speak at a seminar for GM Sales Executives, but to become friends during the event. All I had to do was talk about classic movies and I became his friend. After the first seminar in 1984, he asked for me to join him the next year for the same seminar. He was a giant of a man with old world Southern manners. I am writing this memorial now because I am watching a movie that he recommended. He was a great fan of Preston Sturges movies. Particularly, he liked Sullivan's Travels. I went online and searched for Noah. That is where I found out that he passed. My heart is heavy and my memories of him a great comfort.
April 21, 2008
Dr. Lagdale was a great man at the helm of an educational instituition dragged into prominence through his sheer will. I will always cherish his cheerful greetings to all of us in the halls.

He truly embodied the GSC/
GSU spirit. He is missed and loved by many.

Phil Yorston BBA '67
April 02, 2008
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Langdale while he was using our home nursing service. He quickly became a celebrity around the office and with our nurses. One quote he always would tell me sticks out in my mind: "Non ti scordar di me" which means "do not forget me" in Italian, 1 of the 4 languages he spoke. He made a lasting impression with nearly everyone on our staff and will sincerely be missed.
March 29, 2008
Very sad to hear the news today as I read Georgia State Magazine. While I was attending GSU and working on my BS in Biology with a minor in Chem and Philosophy I had the honor of meeting Dr. Langsdale who was very pro-student. As co-President of the Mortar Board, an honor society, there were opportunities to converse with the then President of GSU. He retired after 31 years the year after I graduated in 1988. I will always remember his as a very kind and gentle giant of a man. He is responsible for what GSU is today as a leading university in urban studies and a top ranked business school. - JP Saleeby, MD

Blog entry:
http://docsaleeby3.blogspot.com/2008/03/dr-noah-n-langdale-passes.html

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Yusuf (JP) M. Saleeby, MD Noah Langdale, 38, at the University of Alabama

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