A memory submitted by Homer “Butch” Henderson, Class of 1962

English professor Laurence Perrine stands with the saints upon the balcony of my life as one whose teaching and example have inspired and shaped me beginning with a freshman English class in the fall of 1958 and continuing until this very day. His meticulous and personal attention in grading and commenting upon each of my assigned essays provided me with both a measure of expertise and self-confidence of expression that served as a foundation for my over forty years of preaching and writing ministry. My thanks to him and to SMU abound.