My heart is heavy with grief over Tim Shuckerow passing last night but it is time to celebrate his legacy. He was not only a director of CWRU for us graduate students but also a cherished friend and mentor. His friendship meant the world to me, and his guidance and support throughout our academic journey were IMMEASURABLE. He even allowed me to leave class to cover President Obama’s journey to the White House, and another time he let me out of the classroom is when 4 out of 5 major celebrities hired me to take their photos around the nation. His unwavering commitment, support, and encouragement played a significant role in my life. His wisdom as a teacher and artist was matched only by his kindness and willingness to help and uplift others. I will forever treasure the memories of our shared laughter, our discussions that spanned from the classroom to our worldly travels, and the moments we talked about our families. Yes, from time to time would often mention his children Francis, Cecilia and Jake, we love your Dad. I know in his heart just as his students he wanted the best from all of us. Your Dad brought immense inspiration into my life, and his legacy as a great friend and mentor will continue to live on in my heart. I will always be grateful for the profound impact he had on my life. Rest in peace, dear Tim.