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By Ernest Furchtgott

I first met Ernest Furchtgott twenty-five years in the past after becoming a member of the school of the varsity of Social paintings on the collage of South Carolina. at the moment, Ernie chaired the dept of Psychology. within the following 3 years we collaborated with an instructional Committee on Gerontology in conceptualizing and shaping the University's certificates of Graduate learn in Gerontology software, guiding it to ultimate approval by way of the South Carolina fee on larger schooling. For two decades we crew­ taught our graduate-level path, "Psychosocial ways to Geron­ tology," related to colleagues from similar disciplines. through the years, we tested and together graded 1000's of study posters ready by way of our graduate scholars in gerontology as their ultimate direction requirement. a number of years in the past, Ernie officially retired from the college. He in­ stantly agreed to my request that he proceed educating the psychology of getting older component of our interdisciplinary direction. On campus approximately each day in view that retirement, Ernie often telephoned to debate are­ cent article within the Gerontologist or a paper presentation that had ex­ brought up him on the Gerontological Society's annual clinical assembly. He maintained a transparent presence within the educational community.

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