I only recently learned of the death of a friend of mine, Hugh Hinton. Hugh was a guy I met about thirty years ago through my political activities.
Shortly after meeting Hugh Hinton, he recommended me to sit on a couple volunteer community organizations and committees, e.g. the Issues of the 80s update committee.
Later, Hugh became a professor of mine after he had convinced me to enroll in the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Toledo. He also arranged for me to be a graduate assistant during my graduate studies and nominted me for one of only two UT Presidential summer scholarships which I was awarded. Dr. Hugh Hinton also nominated me for membership in two national honor societies; Pi Sigma Alpha (for Political Science) and Pi Alpha Alpha (for Public Administration), both in which I was inducted. Professor Hinton also recruited me into the American Society for Public Administration in which I was later elected President of the Northwest Ohio Chapter.
Not long after I was awarded the Master of Public Administration, Hugh and I became colleagues when I was hired on Hugh's recommendation as adjunct faculty at the University of Toledo.
Today, I pay tribute to
Hugh Frank Hinton
The following is his obituary as was published:
HINTON Hugh Frank
Hugh Frank Hinton, 68, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. Hugh was born in Littlefield, TX, on February 15, 1940, to Hugh Dawson Hinton and Thelma Cope Hinton. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a PhD in Political Science, and worked for over 30 years as a professor at the University of Toledo. He is survived by wife, Nadiya; son, Clayton (Kathryn) Hinton; sisters, Janice and Susan; brother, Dwight Hinton and 3 grandchildren, Rachel, Andrew, and Olivia. A memorial service, celebrating Hugh's life, will be held Saturday, December 20th, at 2 p.m., in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 West Sylvania Avenue, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
I will never forget Hugh Hinton; he made such an important impact on my life.
I remember having received an electronic card from a former student of mine when I was teaching at the college level. I saved it in my e-mail inbox; but, I see the link to it is no longer working. That's okay, though, because I found the contents of it elsewhere on the internet. I wish to place a link to it here, as a tribute to Hugh Hinton.
Please go over to read:
A Message Of Thanks To All The Great Teachers In This World.