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Object/Catalog Number FIC09.208.14
Object Name Certificate, Achievement
Collection Dr. Gerald D. Timmons Collection
Object Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Parent Object Number FIC09.208.1
Condition Good
Number of images 1.0
Scope & Content Part of a group of certificates.
Title Honor certificate - Poem.
Caption Poem dedicated to Gerald D. Timmons
Condition Notes Acid burn along edges of piece.
Notes Words on certificate:

"-To- / Dr. Gerald D. Timmons / Dean of Temple University / School of Dentistry / These lines were composed in an attempt to portray / The life of the man whom we honor today. / He is known far and wide as a Dental Dean / And richly deserves respect and esteem. / His faculty, students and many friends / Appreciate the leadership he lends / To dentistry and to dental education, / For this he has a well known reputation. / Industrious himself, he inspires industry / Without assuming too much mastery. / He leads, never drives others to their work, / By example, he teaches that no one can shirk. / And thus he shows what all men must known, / If, for themselves, success they would show. / Dean Timmons' life and example provide / A record of progress, both long and wide. / This record, historians in time will write, / But it's too long a story to be told tonight. / Dean Timmons is modest, a man of good intent, / His nickname "Jerry" implies a compliment. / Tonight we honor him as Dean and as Friend / And, until his happy, useful life shall end, / We would, in closing, most sincerely express / Our fervent hope for his continued health and happiness."