At his April 25 retirement party Prof. Kirschke spoke warmly of his experiences at Villanova. He praised the thousands of students he taught at Villanova as "intelligent, respectful, energetic, inquisitive and kind" and thanked his colleagues for their "prescient advice, supportive ideas and words of encouragement." "I am," underlined Prof. Kirschke, "extremely grateful to have been able to teach, counsel, research and write at V.U. over these last thirty-eight years. As my foregoing comments indicate, I am convinced that a large reason for our University’s continuing, and building, successes has proven due to the steady and uplifting TEAM WORK which enables NOVA NATION to attain, and retain, its thoughtful, intelligent, charitable and clear-headed excellence."
|Prof. Jim Kirschke at his retirement party.|