Alumni Image: Philosophers on the grass

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Garth Johnson may not be one of the more prominent names in Cochise College history, but the institution’s first public relations officer left a mark in the form of images like this one, possibly taken with a Speed Graphic camera Johnson carried with him most everywhere. Submitted by Faculty Emeritus Dr. Joe Gilliland, the image from the early 1970s shows Gilliland leading an Introduction to Philosophy class of more than 25 students on the grounds of the Douglas Campus. Gilliland recalls students who wanted to enjoy the crisp, early spring day, so he moved the class outside after students promised not to “creep off or go to sleep.”

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