Tom Nuckols (Thomas Wheeler Nuckols) was a person of broad perspective and scope, the definition of an interdisciplinary thinker and educator. He loved engaging people in conversation, which could on occasion lead into a mini-lecture. He was a Paul Harris Fellow and as a Rotary Peace Fellow traveled to India, Viet Nam, and China to promote Rotary's efforts of building goodwill and better friendships. Tom's life exemplified Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self."