I had just graduated from Albuquerque Academy and was preparing to enter my first year at the University of Chicago. I received a message from an Academy graduate, also at UChicago, Austin. I didn’t know him very well when we were in high school, but this didn’t stop him from giving me the most thorough account of what life at UChicago I had received. More than the brochures, or college reps, or the on-campus tour guide, it was Austin who helped me to feel acclimated at my new school. He made this new experience so much more approachable, so much less daunting. In this critical transition, Austin was my greatest resource. It was his witty answers and thoughtful advice that eased my fears. After a particularly long email, after telling me to continue asking whatever questions I liked, he said this: “But then again, what will the suspense be when you arrive? You'll already know everything about this place!” It made me smile, this great wit and kindness. You were such a bright light in the lives of so many, Austin. You will be missed.