Tom Thomas Remembered: A conversation with Professor Emeritus Ron Carter

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2014-11-24

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IUE Campus Library Archives

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Ron Carter provides a description of Tom Thomas as a Colleague, Friend, Teacher, Artist, Mechanic, & Entrepreneur. He discusses the start of the Whitewater Valley Art Competition,Tom's influence on students, using his son Shawn Carter as an example, and he describes Tom's energy and service to the Campus. Tom's first sabbatical was to experiment with STP as a paint additive, it never dried; this is an example of his experimental spirit.

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Tom's boss, friend, house painters, Hill's Roses Greenhouses, crashed scaffolding and almost killed his boss, initiated Whitewater with a proposal to Alex Schilt-then Chancellor, entrepreneurial, artistic tire gauge, Service to IU East-one of a kind, pervasive influence, student supporter

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Recording, oral