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Russ Petricka

February 4, 2010 at 11:46 am
By Christa Owens '12

Russ Petricka, director of the Math Skills Center and aerobics instructor extraordinaire, is one of the most beloved figures on campus. Christa Owens provides a glimpse into a few of the reasons why.


  • February 4 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Jeremy Hoehn '03

    I worked with Russ in the MLC for as long as one could. He is a wonderful part of Carleton that I will always remember. I'm very grateful as a math teacher for what I've learned from him. My students are too.

  • February 5 2010 at 10:57 am
    lj '03

    I don't think I've ever been as dumbfounded as I was the moment I learned that Russ, the unassuming, soft-spoken math tutor I knew from the MSC, and Russ, the wild, yelping, pink-leotard-clad, don't-stop-'til-you-drop aerobics instructor that I'd heard about, were in fact the same person. Unbelievable.

    35 years is a long time to be one of the best calculus tutors in the business. Cheers, Russ!

  • February 23 2010 at 8:22 pm
    marisa b. '99

    Russ Petricka IS the Math Skills Center! (I'm quoting myself from back then...) He's a dynamo, and still there! Awesome.

  • February 23 2010 at 8:25 pm
    marisa b. '99

    P. S. We used to buy groceries in Nfld at Petricka's, but it seems that store no longer exists.