Forty-five years of service, of teaching it all;
Four decades of a life, finally a time for it to stall.
Through good times and bad, educating with a will;
Thoroughly passionate in all things, these things were Bill.
Starting back in nineteen seventy-three as a lab tech, and moving forward;
From Technician to Instructor to Professor all ahead toward.
From General Biology to Human Health to Microbiology;
Each course in its turn, all things drenched in biology!
Bill Nutting lived a life of joy and of much pain;