I knew Dr. Kent as a student at LSU, taking his Remote Sensing class in preparation to become a land surveyor. If I am not mistaken he was a driving force behind getting that class re-started; regardless he was a superb professor who cared about the topic and his students. I think he and I got along especially well and I loved chatting with him in his office. There is no question that he enriched my University experience and many others could say the same. This is such an awful loss, because he was such a great teacher. The funniest memory I have of him is when I accidentally called him Clark Kent.