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By Ernest Furchtgott

I first met Ernest Furchtgott twenty-five years in the past after becoming a member of the college of the school 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 a tutorial Committee on Gerontology in conceptualizing and shaping the University's certificates of Graduate research in Gerontology application, guiding it to ultimate approval by way of the South Carolina fee on greater schooling. For two decades we staff­ taught our graduate-level direction, "Psychosocial methods to Geron­ tology," related to colleagues from similar disciplines. through the years, we tested and together graded 1000s of study posters ready through our graduate scholars in gerontology as their ultimate path requirement. a number of years in the past, Ernie officially retired from the collage. He in­ stantly agreed to my request that he proceed educating the psychology of getting older part of our interdisciplinary path. On campus approximately on a daily basis for the reason that retirement, Ernie often telephoned to debate are­ cent article within the Gerontologist or a paper presentation that had ex­ mentioned him on the Gerontological Society's annual medical assembly. He maintained a transparent presence within the educational community.

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