Tom Wahlund, Ph.D.
Dr. Tom Wahlund from the Department of Biological Sciences at Cal State San Marcos passed away at the age of 60 on Sept. 11th, 2008. His obituary can be found here. A memorial web page can be found here.
I have been fortunate over my career to have a series of excellent mentors. Tom was an important mentor for me during my high school years. His enthusiasm and excitement for teaching, learning and research helped convince me that academic research was the right career path. He was a truly gifted educator that motivated many high school and college students. He will be greatly missed.