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Condolence From: Carol Glatz
Condolence: My deepest condolences to Giles' family and friends. He was profoundly gentle with people and tremendously tough in his principles -- a combination I had never seen before and one that had a huge impact on me. He could engage with people he disagreed with greatly and yet draw them out to explain their views while being sincerely respectful, interested and unswayed. He taught me to be able to read and understand other people not with neutral disinterest, but with gracious awe for being allowed to be let inside someone else's head and life for a bit and see things from another vantage point. He also showed how "activism" needed to be anchored in reason, intelligence, love and compassion. A truly great man. RIP, professor.
Tuesday November 08, 2016
Condolence From: Regina D. Gentile (Sippel)
Condolence: I was saddened to hear of Giles' passing. His influence and dynamic approach to life, as an academic, as a Spanish-speaker, and as a Catholic Christian, impacted me greatly during my years at Allegheny College (1986 - 1990). It was his intelligence and thoughtful teaching style that lead me to my Political Science degree. The world has lost (and Heaven has gained) a gentle yet stalwart soul. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of loss.
Monday November 07, 2016
Condolence From: Charlene Drake
Condolence: Professor Smith taught the first class I had at Allegheny and he was the first person I thanked on graduation day in 1991. His integrity, eloquence and passion inspired me and he will be deeply missed. To his family, you will neve know how many lives he touched. He will always be remembered for his goodness.
Sunday November 06, 2016
Condolence From: Jim Donnelly
Condolence: I am very sorry to hear the news of Dr. Wayland-Smith's passing. My condolences to his family and many friends. Last Friday at this time we were driving to Vermont. When we passed the Oneida sign, I said out loud "Hi Dr. Wayland-Smith". My wife repeated the greeting (she had never met him but heard me talk about him many times). It is heartening to read these messages and see the impact across generations. I was a psych major but became a Poli Sci minor because of him. I still have all of the junior seminar books, and used one of them in a class I taught. Another memorable thing among so many was when Dr. Wayland-Smith organized a campus effort to raise funds to fight world hunger. Somehow I convinced my fraternity to have one meatless day per week and donate the savings to the cause. We raised quite a bit, and when I told him, he was speechless (for multiple reasons no doubt but everyone who knows him is aware that speechlessness was pretty rare for him). God bless you all and thank God for this wonderful person.
Friday November 04, 2016
Condolence From: Bill Lupinacci
Condolence: Forty years ago, a handful of classes that I took from Professor Wayland-Smith, and an afternoon I spent sitting and talking with him on a grassy hill at a campus protest sit-in, have had a profound influenced on my life. He was a gifted educator. I am grateful for all that I learned from him. I live in the D.C. area and work on a variety of political and social justice causes in large measure due to the time I spent with him.
Friday November 04, 2016
Condolence From: Bill Lupinacci
Condolence: Forty years ago, a handful of classes that I took from Professor Wayland-Smith, and an afternoon I spent sitting and talking with him on a grassy hill at a campus protest sit-in, have had a profound influenced on my life. He was a gifted educator. I am grateful for all that I learned from him. I live in the D.C. area and work on a variety of political and social justice causes in large measure due to the time I spent with him.
Friday November 04, 2016
Condolence From: Diana (Voorhees) Stuber
Condolence: Dr. Wayland-Smith was the prof who taught me how to write a paper. To be accepted at AC means one is bright. When I got that C on my paper I was crestfallen. I went to see him about it, he explained where my paper was deficient and I never got anything less than a B+ again (through AC and SU and only 2 were less than A).
I have thought of him often over the years, thankful for the guidance given with the only intent to help me do well.
I am sorry for the loss to all of us who loved or respected him.
Thursday November 03, 2016
Condolence From: Morris Fiorina
Condolence: I was very sorry to hear this sad news. I took several courses from Giles during my time at Allegheny (1964-68) and served briefly as his research assistant. He gave me good advice and was just an all-around good guy.
Thursday November 03, 2016
Condolence From: Kathleen Joy
Condolence: My condolences to friends and family of Professor Wayland-Smith. He was my faculty advisor and I took the majority of his political science classes. He was a tremendous influence. I'm glad I had the good fortune to reconnect with him in Central New York at Allegheny events.
Thursday November 03, 2016
Condolence From: Peggy Siegle
Condolence: I am saddened to hear of the death of Professor Wayland-Smith. My most fond memories are of babysitting for his/your daughters/you when I was a student. I had so much respect for him as a professor, that I was honored to be asked to spend time with the girls when they were very young. Your family was a model for a young student in the 60s. May your memories sustain you at this time.

Sincere sympathy,

Peggy Toman Siegle
Thursday November 03, 2016

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