Dr. Hobgood, chairman of the theatre department, realized that I was lonely on my first Thanksgiving in Dallas. He took me with his family to a dinner at a restaurant and then to a movie.
I was sick once, and he came to visit at the infirmary. He arranged ways for me to see concerts at McFarlin for free, and generally kept an eye out for my morale during my three years on campus.
He was a great mentor in theatre studies, but I best remember him for his keen perception of the kind of help I needed and his generosity in giving it.