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Credit is due

I read with interest your article “NTID experiment proved truly grand” (spring 2003), which gave credit to Hettie Shumway for pioneering this effort. Indeed, she was a prime mover. However, credit also should be extended to Harold M. Kentner, who developed the proposal that was to make NTID a reality. Harold spent many hours – both in his RIT office and at home at his kitchen table – in preparing this winning document.

At the time – 1964 – Harold was director of RIT’s Extended Services Division, the institutional arm that offered specialized programs to meet learning needs primarily in the business and professional community. With Harold’s foresight, and with the expertise of people like James Papero, other innovative community service programs also were produced.

Robert Maurice ’55
Assistant director and associate professor, Extended Services Division, College of Continuing Education, 1964 – 1977,
Harvey, La.