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Porter Scobey (Canada) Born 1944 Liverpool Nova Scotia Now living in Halifax Nova Scotia Teaching Math and Computing Science at Saint Mary’s University.

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1 Porter Scobey (Canada) Born 1944 Liverpool Nova Scotia Now living in Halifax Nova Scotia Teaching Math and Computing Science at Saint Mary’s University

2 Hohenlehen, 1961 Inside group shot Hohenlehen, 1961 Outdoor group shot

3 1965 Graduated from Dalhousie University (BSc in Mathematics) Summer, 1965 Worked in Germany (at “Oswald Forst” in Solingen)

4 May, 1969 Graduated from Dalhousie University (Masters in Mathematics) September, 1969 Started teaching at Saint Mary’s University (Mathematics Department)

5 Became a pilot (recreational flying only) Early 1970s Became involved in harness racing, and owned or co-owned three race horses

6 May, 1973 Started playing in a country music band (guitar and bass) and actually got paid … July, 2011 Still playing in a band and doing country music when they let me, but no longer get paid …

7 1977 Completed PhD in mathematics from Dalhousie University in Halifax while working full time at Saint Mary’s University The hat was worn only once!

8 Early 1980s: Started Erosupply Company to provide erotic products to the general public

9 1980s Still working with Red Cross Youth: Six RCY Chairmen and Mrs. Blanche Baker, who got me to Hohenlehen

10 Return to Austria with Pat for Year-23 Hohenlehen Reunion 1984

11 1983 and again in 1988 Raided by police and prosecuted for selling “obscene” items. First time “Not Guilty” Second time defended myself in three-day trial before same judge. Guilty verdict overturned on appeal and never re-tried. Altogether, one of my very favorite experiences …

12 Summer, 1987 and summer, 1988: Attended Clarkson University in New York State to study Computing Science

13 1988: My home hospitality friend Manfred from Krems in 1961 visits with Pat and myself and we tour Nova Scotia

14 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee: Presenting Saint Mary’s honorary degree to Hank Snow, famous “country music” musician Mid-1990s in Omaha, Nebraska, USA: Pat is now a successful stockbroker and gets to meet Warren Buffett

15 2000: Created Annual High School Computer Programming Competition sponsored by SMU, IBM, Microsoft and others

16 2004 Awarded the “Father Stewart Medal for Excellence in Teaching” An internal award by the University, based on feedback from both students and faculty

17 Our home after a major renovation during (designed by Pat, watched by Porter) Internal view of kitchen, looking toward the front

18 Summer, 2009: Flying to Stockholm, Sweden to join family for Baltic cruise, continuing to satisfy the lust to travel … Baltic Cruise on “Seven Seas Voyager”

19 June, 2011 News Release “… has a scholarship named in his honor by a local company, SimplyCast, an international leader in multi- channel marketing Platform- as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions.” Company owner was a former student.

20 Am currently co-authoring a web programming text for second-year university students. It is now with the publisher and should appear in 2012 (with a much more attractive cover, one hopes).


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