Kuyk and I shared the same mission in our work for The University of Texas in Houston, but it was clear that we never considered public relations on a par with newspaper work, and we often shared recollections from our newsroom experiences. I will miss hearing him, arriving at a meeting after it had started, announcing his arrival with, "All rise!" It was amusing because Kuyk was never puffed up, full of
himself or self-important, and for that reason if no other he stood out at the Medical School. We kept in touch though I had not seen him in almost 20 years. But I will miss him as if it were yesterday.