Harry, I'm sorry to miss the celebration of your many contributions to the iSchool (and the world at large). I can personally testify to the difference your support and warmth has made in making the iSchool the best in the world- thanks for all you've done, and I hope that your next stage in life is as fruitful as the past years have been.
Harry, I feel so fortunate to know you and had the opportunity to learn from you over the years. I am grateful both for your professional wisdom and your personal warmth. My whole family thinks of you as one of the nicest people we have ever met! I hope you have a wonderful retirement. It is well-earned!
Harry, What a privilege and delight it has been to know you. Working with you to help keep the bond between the iSchool and the UW Libraries strong and vibrant has been a joy!
I was at the iSchool before you -- I remember everyone was excited about this new professor with the interesting accent. You did not disappoint! Thank you for taking the leap to UW, and for pushing the iSchool to greatness during your time as faulty and in the Dean's office. I wish you all the best in retirement.
Harry, you led the iSchool through some tough times and made the School even better. I wish you the best in your next adventures!
Harry - I have loved working with you over the years, and have always admired your leadership, encouragement, sense of humor, and graciousness. It was an honor to follow you as ASIS&T President, and I was grateful for your support as I prepared for this important role. I wish you the very best!
Harry, I deeply appreciate your years of guidance and support for the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at UW and for all of your advice and guidance through the years. Your gentle leadership style has been an inspiration and example. All the best from our family as you launch this new adventure!
I think of you, dear friend, every time I read my favorite quote from Maya Angelou: 'I've learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." You have made "my school is the I-School" far more than a string of words. You have made everyone whom you meet feel a part of something very special---a kind and extraordinary community. Thank you for your big heart as well as brilliant mind and sense of humor, Harry.
As a new UW MLIS student, I'm glad we had the opportunity to have at least one lunch together. Best wishes on your next adventure. Thanks for building an iSchool I'm proud to call my school.
Congratulations, Harry, for your remarkable, highly successful run as dean! The i-School has thrived under your wonderful leadership, and it has been a pleasure and an honor to work with you over all these years!
Harry, it has been my great fortune to have had you as a mentor in my preparation for research and scholarship in the field. Now I see that it can be done with vision, humor, and personal engagement. One example: your visits to my summer course have been an inspiration to future teacher-librarians who will forever feel "the iSchool is my school."
Thank you for teaching me about trifle! I enjoyed your class and use the phrase "information need" nearly every day.
Best of wishes Harry and thanks for all your encouragement over the years. Your leadership of the iSchool has been exemplary and the success of the faculty and students is a testament to that. Good luck for the future and I hope that we can catch up soon.
Harry, thank you for meeting your students where they are. You instantly made me feel welcome at the iSchool, and I know you empowered all the faculty to create inclusive learning environments. Thank you for your dedication to diversity, and especially to the priority you gave to the iSchool's mission to foster indigenous scholarship. I wish you the best of luck on your next chapter and hope that your kind approach to leadership will echo througout the iSchool for years to come.
What an honor to serve under Dean Harry Bruce as the inaugural Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. I won't forget the day he called me and said - hey we got this great new program! How about you join us and get it started? I jumped at the chance. I feel very fortunate to have been able to experience a small slice of his leadership, vision and kindness.
Harry - I think we all owe you not just a debt of gratitude, but a rousing cheer of "My school's the iSchool!" Thank you for everything you've done to turn the iSchool into the renowned institution it is now. Best wishes in your (well-deserved!) retirement.
Happy Retirement Harry! Thank you for making the iSchool my school. I enjoyed the MILS program tremendously and your leadership, kindness, and generosity made a world of difference. Alles Gute!
My school is the iSchool! And it always will be.
Harry, Thanks keeping it real! You are always so present. Thanks for all your stories. These last days are bittersweet knowing this place just won't be the same without ya! You are so loved.
"I appreciate you." Best thing I have ever heard you say Harry. And I you.