I was in the Army at the time stationed at Schofield Barracks Hawaii. Most everyone who is enlisted in the Military Police corps says that they are going to get a degree in criminal justice. I was no different, but that is not the direction I went. My second class was Computer Science 101 at Hawaii Pacific University. Classes were held on the many military bases on the main island of Hawaii.
I remember the first day of class – I was hooked after that first program that said "What is your name?" followed by a personal greeting. Dr. McCaffrey made programming exciting. I recall learning about subroutines and variables and types. He inspired greatness. Every class was filled with engaging stories and lots of poking and Lawyers and Accountants. Every class was well-organized. Homework was graded mostly on "neatness and completeness."
He was so popular among students that people would arrive early on registration days to get a seat in his classes. I remember dragging Janel and our infant children at 2 A.M. to the Schofield Barracks library to be sure I was the first in line to get in his class :-)
I was the first in his class again yesterday. He taught an intro to Earned Value Management – yuck… he even made that subject interesting with his teaching style. I had a good visit with him and got these pictures: