I would like to contribute a testimonial that provides insight into his humorous side. Dr. Coleman and I talked regularly about his class materials, sports and funny moments about our families. Occasionally we would shake our fists at one another from afar, just being silly. My office was in 210, which is directly down the hallway from the mailroom. One day he came out of the mailroom and I happened to look up from my desk down the hallway and saw him shaking his fist at me. I, in return, thought I’d take it up a notch by sticking my tongue out at him, and right when that happened, Dr. Haig walked by my door and glanced at me. I jumped up to explain, and by that time Dr. Coleman rushed back to his office out of sight. There was no Dr. Coleman in the hallway, and I was nervously explaining to Dr. Haig that what he saw was not intended for him. I even went to Dr. Coleman’s office to get him to verify, and he shifted back in his chair and said, with a grin on his face, “I haven’t been in the mailroom. I’ve been in my office.” By this time, even Dr. Haig had a smile, and he told me that he knew I didn’t stick my tongue out at him. He just happened to be coming through the back door as a shortcut. Needless to say, that was the last time I did that in Greenlaw.
Former Undergraduate Literature Program Assistant