It has been a busy 5 weeks with 3 trips to Quincy Illinois! First I delivered the work and then I returned the first weekend in October for Alumni Weekend. I was honored to receive the Father Tom Brown Service Award and recognition as an Outstanding Art Alumnus at the dedication of the new Graphic Design Lab on the morning of Saturday, October 3. That afternoon was the reception for my exhibit in the Gray Gallery of the Brenner Library on campus. It was well attended and provided the opportunity to visit with many old friends, faculty members and classmates. Bob Mejer, Art Department Chair, did a wonderful job hanging the work and arranging the reception. It was a very busy weekend and yesterday I returned to Quincy to pick up the paintings to bring back to Chicago. Several paintings were sold and new connections were made as well. All in all, it was a wonderful experience and I look forward to a continued relationship with Quincy University.