Penny Green said on April 13, 2013 at 11:51 a.m. I've known Sheldon since the fall of 1976, when I first entered the PhD program in Sociology at UT. He was my professor in two seminars. He was a great professor and has been a mentor to me over the years. I've also been privileged to know him as a colleague. He's the best! Thanks for everything, Sheldon. This award, along with all your others, is much deserved.