Modern Languages in Alumni Hall

Class taught by Professor Vasili "Bill" Fiedorow in Alumni Hall

The above photo is a shot of a class taught by Professor Vasili “Bill” Fiedorow in Alumni Hall. Fiedorow taught Russian and French at Knox for more than 30 years, from 1972 until his retirement in 2005. Fiedorow passed away in September 2013.

Around the time he started teaching at Knox was when the Modern Languages department was located in Alumni Hall. It remained there until the building’s closing, when it then moved to George Davis Hall.

We don’t have a date for this photograph, but judging from the hair styles on these modern languages students, can we agree that it seems safe to place it somewhere in the late 1970s or early 1980s?

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  1. Liz Fiedorow Sjaastad

    Yes! He was my father but I also took Russian 101 with him and French, a 200 level I think. Thanks for posting this. It made me and his granddaughter, Katya, smile.

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