Administrative colleague formerly, longtime admirer, Duke University trustee emerita

 Ben was an inspiration to me. When I think about a life worth living, I think about Ben as being a person who didn't waste a second on this earth. We should all see in Ben a model for a life of dignity, courage, caring, honor, and accomplishment - - a truly civilized and educated human being (with an emphasis on both human and being.) Can one even imagine the beauty and power of an earthly world populated with more people in his image? But I know how much brighter the heavens are now shining! And, angel choruses singing a cappella!

-Paula Phillips Burger