21 of 26: Jeff, East Norriton, PA: One day in Spring of '99, my final semester at PSU, I was walking past the library with my girlfriend (soon to be wife) and noticed an older gentleman walking down the sidewalk towards us. When we got closer, we immediately recognized Coach Paterno. We stopped him briefly to say hello and shake hands. In the 2 minute conversation we had with Coach, he interacted with us as though we were his grandkids and went on to ask us if we were doing well in school. That is what I will always remember and take from Coach Paterno. He was an educator first and foremost, teaching all of us 'Success with Honor'

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