John Pettit was the Coordinator of Clinical Services and Training at the University of Maine in Orono from 1981 to 1995 and completed his career as Chair of the Communication Disorders program at Radford University in Virginia. John was an active and enthusiastic member of the ASHA’s Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, serving a variety of functions during his years with the Council. He was president of the Council from 1990-91, received the Distinguished Contribution Award in 1992 and received the Honors of the Council in 1996. John was also a fellow of ASHA and one of his proudest professional achievements involved his time as a Mayo Clinic Fellow. John is survived by his wonderful wife Betty. We invite you to read the reflections of John’s colleagues both past and present.