Like many of my fellow SPEA undergrads in the late ’70s, I migrated to SPEA after testing out a couple of other majors on campus. What stands out to me even after all of these years was the incredible vibrancy of the faculty and the sense that we were really doing something special. Once a SPEON, always a SPEON! To this day I remember with fondness such professors as Ted Miller, Richard Rubin, George Smerk, and George Von Furstenberg. And, who can forget the “unique” SPEA offices and classes at the Poplars Building? What other school on campus had their own pool and hotel? Although the ’70s were known for the age of apathy on campus, that was not the case in SPEA, as a very young faculty kept us constantly challenged and thinking of the future. It was a wonderful time to be on a college campus.