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"Mary Beth is the person who introduced me to the AAPT community. Mary Beths love of teaching, willingness to share her knowledge and skills, and her friendship will always keep her in my thoughts.
"My love and sympathy to Mary Beths family.
"Mary Beth was a wonderful addition to this world and to physics education. She helped me when I was starting my career in the 80s, and was always willing to give guidance in my teaching. My thoughts and wishes are with the family during this difficult time."
"James, Julie and Todd,
Knowing how much she gave to the physics community, and APPT in particular, I can only imagine what this wonderful woman was like as a wife and a mother. You have a special family. As much as she regretted not being able to continue to serve as AAPT president, she can rest easy knowing that she prepared us, strengthening us and developing leadership capabilities in many who did not know that we had them. I can only hope that her memory and continuing presence in your lives will sustain you, as it will AAPT, on the road ahead. We wish you blessings of peace and comfort.
AAPT Past President"
"I was fortunate to have meet Mary Beth at a Texas Section meeting while I was a student and to get to know her better upon coming back to Texas to teach. She was a great physics teacher who cared for students and who had a tremendous impact on AAPT. She was also a wonderful person who was always a source of kindenss, encouragement, and wisdom to other teachers. I will greatly miss seeing Mary Beth at future AAPT meetings."
"Mary Beth will be so very missed. She has contributed so much to everyone around her. I was privileged to teach Mary Beth when she was a graduate student, be a guest lecturer in her classes, and work with her as a friend and colleague. In everything that she did she stood out for her integrity and leadership. We all miss her."
"I will forever remember Mary Beth for her grace and her warmth. She was dedicated to the American Association of Physics Teachers and worked tirelessly on behalf of her colleagues at Two Year Colleges nationwide. With my deepest sympathy to her family and friends,
"Melanie and I extend our deepest sympathies to Mary Beths family. I had the privilege of working with Mary Beth for most of the 13 years that I was at AAPT. She was a dedicated teacher, passionate about the opportunities that an education at a twoyear college provided, and a loyal, dedicated and tireless worker for AAPT and its members. Mary Beth always had kind things to say to Melanie when they met at national meetings.
She will be always be remembered by her many friends and colleagues in AAPT."
"I am deeply saddened at Mary Beths passing. She was a kind and strong advocate for educating all students well in physics, not just the most privileged. Weve all learned something from Mary Beth her good works will continue long after her passing. May she rest in peace and be blessed many times over for having left the world a better place."
"One of the great women of physics teaching and mentorshipshe will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Gary White"