Bridgewater State University - Alpha Yearbook (Bridgewater, MA)

 - Class of 1985

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Q)e li€€lfoG41 t € " I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today " For members of the Class of 1985, Achille Joyal was a special person. The majority of us had him for a teacher (Philosophy General Educa- tion Requirement), and many of us came to know him as a friend. It is very seldom in the world of higher education that these two qualities are mixed, and it is for this reason that the 1985 Yearbook is being ded- icated to our friend, A.J. DDD The Joyal secret to teaching is simple: " I don ' t teach a subject, I teach human beings. " It is that phi- losophy that helped us learn our Philosophy. It is almost implied that in order to to teach a subject one must teach human beings. However, that is hardly the case. Without mentioning any names, almost every student on campus has had a profes- sor that teaches the subject without worrying about whether it is being learned. The instances at Bridge- water may be limited because of the size of the school, but in larger schools like the University of Mas- sachusetts, professors teach subjects. The Joyal secret of being a friend to the students was even simpler. " I loved Bridgewater, " says A.J. " I lived for it and I had a hard time getting over the hump after leaving. " During the 18 years of teaching at this college, Achille has kept in con- tact with his students that have grad- uated and in 178 instances, he has played the organ at former students ' weddings. This would seem to indi- cate that Bridgewater was more than just a college. " It was an extension of my life; the students were my family. " A.J ' s academic and personal Many of us have seen A.J. in a relaxed atmos- phere such as this. Scenes like this have made it easier to accept him as a friend. jit jp-r t,yujt r t 1 Professor Joyal instructs interested students after class. One of his many profound quotes appears in the background



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i.J. displays his piano playing skills as he offers his rendition of Tchaikovsky ' s Romeo and Juliet. background seem to reflect his dedi- cation to people. He has his masters in arts and psychology along with numerous other graduate credits. He has taught at the University of Grenoble and Univ. of Caen in France, Seton Hall, New York Uni- versity, Worcester State College, and Anna Maria College. Along with all that teaching expe- rience, he brought human experince to Bridgewater 18 years ago. From 1959-1962, he worked as an educa- I . tional advisor in Cambodia at the invitation of the Unitarian Service Committee. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Old Col- ony Hospice, which was keyed by a lengthy illness to a member of his family. With so many years in the field of education, it is hard to imagine him not teaching. Since his retirement from Bridgewater, he has been substituting at Bridgewater- Raynham High School as a Latin teacher and auditing courses at many of the Boston-area colleges in order to keep up with his contem- poraries. With such a desire to teach and to learn it is hard to understand why he left Bridgewater. According to a Brockton Enterprise article, he retired to allow " young blood " into the philosophy program. ODD The 1985 Yearbook staff would like to thank Professor Joyal for the opportunity to dedicate this year- book to him. We wish him the best of luck in the future and hope that he realizes that he has touched all of our hearts. G.C.M. Quotes " You are only what you are when no one is looking " " He who flatters you is your enemy, he who refuses you is your teacher. " " Pleasure and pain are opposites When you share grief, you decrease it; When you share joy, you increase it. " " The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. " " Better an honest enemy than a false friend. " " Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope. " " If a man wants his dreams to come true, he must wake up. " " Marriage is a kind of graduation cerem- ony in which a fellow loses his bachelor ' s degree without acquiring a master ' s. " " To dream of the person you would like to be... is to waste the person you are... " " If you would have a friend, be one. " " To be happy, memorize something good each day, See something good each day, Do something helpful each day. " Achille is pictured here in his study, which was the source of many of his most profound thoughts. 11

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