A Remarkable Life
Lewis Thigpen (M.S. MECH ’67, Ph.D. ’70), who hails from Sawdust, a dot on the Florida map about 30 miles west of Tallahassee, says that one of his most-loved poems is “If” by Rudyard Kipling, because it imparts valuable lessons. Fond of southern food, Thigpen also enjoys New Mexican cuisine, soft shell blue crabs sautéed in butter, and fried quail. And while he jokingly admits that he doesn’t follow the adage too well nowadays in retirement—“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today” is a Thigpen family favorite.