I am a White student. I received my degree in architecture from LSU in 1993.

I just finished reading your article about the tribute to Julian White at LSU’s College of Design. I am one of many or lucky few to have been taught by this man of ultimate character and integrity.

Of the lessons I learned from him, architecture was the least ... and he was the finest architecture teacher during my time there. I never knew he was the first black faculty member at LSU. What I did know was that he was “first” in many categories.

He embodied everything that I wanted to be as a young student. After graduation I didn’t see him often but when we did meet he hadn’t changed. Inevitably that’s where the conversation started, how he looked the same, acted the same: The consummate human being!

I am and continue to be a White student.