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August 25, 2013
I was unaware that EK and Dorry passed away recently. As I read all these comments I am truly impressed. My late husband Leonard Tynan Reed was E.K.'s room mate at Wesleyan University class of 1944. They were members in the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was 5'3" and often talked about EK and their times in undergraduate school.
My belated condolences are sent to his children.

Peggy Reed
May 22, 2013
I am a graduate of Buffalo State College receiving my degree in 1974. Due to my involvement in student government, I had an opportunity to meet and work with Dr. Fretwell. I have always regarded him as one of the finest people I have ever met. And I am extremely fortunate to have met him. During the turbulent times in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dr. Fretwell taught all of us how we should act and treat those with whom we might agree. If you know Dr. Fretwell, you will also know that it is likely my note here will be returned to me with grammatical corrections. We need more people like Dr. Fretwell and his loss is a deep loss indeed.
February 13, 2013
Dr. Fretwell was larger than life. He was a caring man. I am better for knowing and working with him.
December 26, 2012
I had the good fortune to work with Dr. Fretwell when he was the interim President at the University of Massachusetts. I was on the Board of Trustees during his one year tenure, and the University was better for the relationship, brief as it was. He was one of those people who couldn't help but look up to - in every sense of the word! I am saddened to learn of his passing, but seeing his obituary made me remember him fondly.
November 21, 2012
I met E.K. some twenty years ago when we both served as consultants on a national committee. He subsequently took an interest in my career, and he became a wise and available mentor to me. He understood the challenges that I faced as the first African American president of two historically white universities. I took great comfort in knowing that he was among my trusted colleagues during my investiture at Eastern Illinois University, which happened to be his mother's alma mater. What a princely man he was in every sense. Carol Diann Smith Surles

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