To honor the life of Andrew McCarthy, a beloved Theology and Humanities Associate Professor at Anna Maria College, a ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 4. The ceremony took place at the front commons, in front of the eastern redbud tree planted there in his memory. Professor McCarthy was known for his joyous spirit, devout spirituality and volunteerism. Professor McCarthy was a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and earned is M.A. in Theology from Spring Hill College, and Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies from Catholic University of America. He was a prolific scholar, publishing works in the fields of theology and teaching science, and authored the book “Francis of Assisi as Artist of the Spiritual Life.” Everyone who met Professor McCarthy saw what a tremendous human being he was and the Anna Maria College community misses him dearly. We encourage those who knew him to visit the redbud tree to reflect on your memories of Professor McCarthy.