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John Christoffel (B.S. 1972)


Professor Allen Goldman was my B.S. advisor. I enjoyed many of the classes and mostly meeting new friends at school.

The Vietnam War was in full swing during my undergraduate education, so a lot of the usual college fun felt more subdued. I worked at Honeywell for thirty years; I was a senior scientist there for five years, and I moved through various management positions for the next twenty-five years before retirement. My physics background always helped, since I could get a good fundamental understanding regardless of which discipline. I am married with four kids and two grandkids. I volunteer for the Special Olympics and for Feed My Starving Children. In my free time I like to hunt, golf, fish, bike, and cross-country ski.