Loving guidance and support

by Arantxa Ascunce
I completed my PhD at UVA in Spanish in 2007. I took a job at the University of Hawaii where I stayed until 2015. During that time, David and Janna came twice to visit, once with the Semester at Sea and the other time while they were on vacation. I cherish this picture of us together in Maui, Jan. 19, 2014. We are standing at the trunk of a massive tree that spans the area of an entire plaza. I think this picture is symbolic of his work as a teacher and all the branches, leaves and flowers that have stemmed from his loving guidance and generous support throughout the years.