Dear Mrs. Collins and family:
It is with both sadness and honor that I commemorate the life of Dr. Collins. Dr. Collins served as both professor, mentor, collegue and friend over the last 20 years. He was personally the most distinguished and honorable professor who served as my instructor in over 29 years of academics. Unknown to most, Dr. Collins was paramount in assisting my class in the establishment of our class scholarship fund, the David Freedy Scholarship Fund. The number of lives that Dr. Collins has impacted and will continue to impact is countless.
Few of us will ever achieve in medicine what Dr. Collins accomplished in his lifetime; but it is his memory which inspires me every day of my own career. And for that I would like to thank the greatest professor I ever had.
May you rest in peace.
Robert M. Jotte MD PhD
Class of 1993