Philo C. Wilson

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Doc Wilson was one of the most inspiring teachers I've ever had and helped me to become a better one as well. I had the occasion to think of him today as I begin a new term teaching oceanography and was reviewing the Wilson Cycle for a quiz...not that Wilson, but just as prominent in my mind.

Tour guide of the best field trips ever, I might add.


Posted by: Paul Ruscher - Eugene, OR - student   Jan 06, 2014

this is going to sound VERY weird, but for some strange reason the lord put doc wilsons name in my head so i googled him. i am so very sorry to here that he past [better late than never i guess]. he was one of my favorite teachers in the E.S. department and the reason that i became a geo. major.i will think of him often when i recall my wonderful days at SUCO!!!


Posted by: SETH PORTNOY - georgetown, KY - student   Dec 21, 2013

Ocean 210 changed my life. I was a fan of Doc Wilson he was so nice and funny we also took his mermaid mini and partied at THE Fox and Earth Science picnic. He is swimming in heaven with his mermaids. Rose


Posted by: rose nihill - kissimee, FL - student   Mar 25, 2013

I was troubled in college. Dr. Wilson once asked me, "What's so bad about Kathy"? It stuck with me. There were other moments, comments that made me know he cared about me as a person. He once told me I was one of the most promising students to graduate from Oneonta's Geology program. That was a big hunk of hoohey, but it mattered; I survived and succeeded. Thanks to Dr. Wilson and others who knew a kind word mattered.


Posted by: Kathy (Duddy) Nickel - Oxford, OH - Student   Nov 19, 2012

Mr. Wilson's Oceanography class was one of the highlights of my otherwise academically insignificant college career. He was a charming and humorous teacher who would occasionally visit myself and my room-mates at Goodyear Lake, and amuse us and our other guests with tales of the Goodyear Lake Monster, and anecdotes from his life up to that point. I have had no contact with him since moving far away upon graduation, but seeing a notice of his passing nonetheless brought a

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Posted by: John Deasy - Colorado Springs, CO   Aug 24, 2009