a tribute from Roy Rajan

Dear Herman,

I will not be able to attend your tribute dinner because I am currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mexico. Yes, the Peace Corps does accept senior citizens like me theses days.  I still remember the first Oakes graduation in 1973 when it was still called College Seven.  My seven fellow graduating seniors and I were all proud to have been part of helping pull the college together, and it gives me great great joy to see the college still thriving today.  UCSC is not the same place it was in 1973, but the person I am today has been greatly influenced by my time at Oakes and my contact with you. Congratulations again  on this well-deserved tribute dinner.  You will be in my thoughts on Saturday night.

Roy Rajan