My strongest memory of Rosemarie, appropriately enough, was in my very first laboratory exercise of my very first Medical Lab Science course. The lab was on pipetting techniques.

As we all struggled to accurately fill a 100 mL volumetric flask armed with only a 10 mL volumetric pipette and a manual pipette bulb, Rosemarie noticed that I was holding the bulb in my right hand and the pipette in my left. When she asked if I was left handed, I replied that, for some tasks, I'm somewhat ambidextrous and pipetting felt more comfortable in this position. She suggested that I switch hands and, jokingly, I queried the consequence of sticking to my own game plan. In an equally jocular tone, she replied "If you don't change, I'll make you write all of your exams with your left hand and you'll fail out of MLS." I decided that she had made an excellent point and since then my left-handed pipetting tendencies were laid to rest. <;-)

As it turned out, I did manage to pass most of my exams to become a MLS graduate. For that, I'd like express my deepest thanks for Rosemarie's contribution toward that end. Rosemarie's proficiency as an instructor made learning more enjoyable and rewarding. Rosemarie, I wish you all the best.

Yvon de Moissac
MLS graduate, 1992
Hamilton, New Zealand