Dr. Guy Baldassarre earned his BS from the University of Maine in 1975, MS from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point in 1978, and PhD from Texas Tech University in 1982. He was an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science at Auburn University before joining the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at ESF in 1987. He was awarded the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2004. His main courses were Wildlife Ecology and Management (EFB 390), Ornithology (EFB 482) and Ecology and Management of Waterfowl (EFB 692). He was very generous with our students as well as prospective students and their families. He was the coordinator of the large Wildlife Science undergraduate major in EFB since its adoption until recently and advisor to the student chapter of The Wildlife Society for many years. In 2006 he published the second edition of his authoritative Waterfowl Ecology and Management. He had recently finished revising the classic "Ducks, Geese and Swans of North American last published in 1976, and was reviewing galleys of this book. Guy belonged to The Wildlife Society, American Ornithologists Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Wilson Ornithological Society. Besides being promoted to Distinguished Teaching Professor, Guy received many other awards including the Ducks Unlimited Wetlands Conservation Achievement Award; Fellow in the American Ornithologists Union; Outstanding Alumnus, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine; Outstanding Alumnus, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point; and "Outdoor 25" given annually by Outdoor Life Magazine to 25 people influencing hunting and fishing.