Tom Rokoske and Tish Rokoske Oral History Interview
Thomas L. Rokoske was never a student at Appalachian State University but came to Boone in 1964 as the second professor of Physics for Appalachian. His career spans 41 years and many adjunct years when he taught after his retirement in 2009. He served as interim chair of the Astronomy and Physics Department for one year as well as the Faculty Grievance Committee. He is now a professor emeritus of physics and continues to live in retirement here in Boone with his wife Tish.
Information discussed in the interview: childhood, early education, being a professor at Appalachian, Boone community, Physics department, administrators, Faculty Grievance Committee, social life, and campus events/people.
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