Dean Nygaard had a major role in my life. As a student at Butler, I learned much from him in his classes... especially the school law classes which I thoroughly enjoyed. As the evening and weekend supervisor of the Butler Bookstore, I helped order books for his classes, and had many conversations with him. He was always friendly, cheerful, kind, and encouraging. He always found time to listen to concerns and help with problems during my time at Butler. I am now a retired teacher, and former Teacher of the Year in my school district, and I credit Dean Nygaard with helping to mold me into the educator I became in life. Dean Nygaard, I say "Thank you" for being you, and caring about me.