UNCC Physics Club – circa 1975

Talk about memories!

My favorite physics professor from undergraduate school at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) sent me this photo today, and I had to share it with my friends. The photo was found by the wife of another physics professor in the department, who passed away some years ago.

My first reaction when seeing the photo was, “Oh. I’m not in the picture.” Then I looked again. Was that really me?! I can’t believe it!

I really loved my days at UNCC (at least from my vantage point in 2015). And for a couple of years I was even president of the Physics Club and we did things like set up a tent of physics demonstrations in the park during festivals (“Physics in the Park”), and we would go on trips together to American Physical Society conferences each year.

I’m going to list the names of the people in the caption so they will show up in search engines. In addition to me, the photo shows John Osborne, Dr. Victor Pollak (whose wife found the photo), John Ashburn, Rodney Jones, Tom Crawford, Dr. Robert Vermillion, Loran Serwin, Dr. Bill Melton, Robert Fulbright, Tommy Jolly, Ted Minor, Dr. Ed Oberhofer, Dr. Mike Corwin. Not in the photo, but their whereabouts are mentioned are Cindy Pope, Buddy Ritchie (he came out to visit me in Japan once), Cathy Lerner (my sister), Dr. Terrill Mayes (the caption says he was playing ball – a euphemism?), Dr. John Lipham, and Pat Arrington.

So many memories are flooding in at the moment…

You can click on the image and see it larger.

Thanks very much, Dr. Melton!


Physics Club UNCC circa 1975





UNCC Physics Club – circa 1975 — 5 Comments

  1. WOW! You were a hairy Physics nerd!

    Very neat picture. Your sister is very pretty!

  2. Doug,

    Thank you for posting this! I did find this through a search engine to see if anything was showing up as I may be looking for another job. So success in being found! I have fond memories of everyone I met there. It was one of the best times in my life, though we did work hard, we had a lot of fun too. Please feel free to pass my email on.


  3. Loran,

    Wow. Good hearing from you!

    I will pass your email address on to Dr. Melton!

    I’ll also email you separately so you have my address.

    Are you still in North Carolina?

  4. Did your sister teach at Northeastern University?

    If so, she was a great teacher.

    I’d love to send a thank you email if possible.

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