Ask any student what Dr. Gabe was like for a teacher
and instead of a simple one or two word response, you’ll
get a story. Whether extolling the quiet radicalism of
Gregor Mendel’s work or throwing erasers at windows,
teasing students that he’d cancel class if the window
broke, Dr. Edward Gabriel was never pedantic.
To pay tribute to his innovative and caring teaching
style, LC Magazine asked students and colleagues
to share their unedited insights on Facebook and
Instagram. These are only a handful of the many stories
and thank yous shared on Lycoming’s social media sites.
Check them out for more laughs and inspiration.
Kayla Johnson ’10:
professors do you know that
give out cans of peas for correct
answers in class? If it wasn’t that
it was whatever he had in his
pocket to offer. He engaged his
students in a way unmatched by
anyone. Thank you for everything
Dr. Gabe! You will be missed
David Fisher, professor at
Dr. Gabe has
become an institution within the
Douglas Ellmore Sr., parent
of a student:
He inspired my
daughter to minor in bio with
her psychology BS. Now she is
pursuing a master’s … She always
speaks of how Dr. Gabe made
Lycoming even more special.
Meredith Murray ’92:
my friend and I to succeed so
badly that he showed up in our
dorm and rode my bike in the
halls to help us study.
LYCOMING COLLEGE 2015 SUMMER MAGAZINE
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