ACS 2013: Fred Hull


Tomorrow I will post about the ACS 2013 Awards Ceremony, but I want to take today to remember Fred Hull. I wrote about Fred when I heard about his death earlier in the year. His presence was missed at the conference and especially in the judging room. I found myself expecting to see him every time a new volunteer approached my table. I always enjoy the judging, but it was a little bittersweet this year without his humor, warmth, and love for cheese.

Thank you David Grotenstein, for giving Fred such a lovely and fitting tribute before the Awards Ceremony. I’m sure it wasn’t easy but all of us who worked with Fred were in tears out there in the audience. You served his memory well.

R.I.P. Fred.

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