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Sharing His Love of Physics

August 19, 2013
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Photo by Jim Dippold

Fr. John Milton, CSV, spent 20 years teaching phsycis at Saint Viator High School before spending another 24 years at DePaul University, working with freshmen and pre-med students on physics.

Now retired, he still finds himself drawn to the physics lab.

Fr. Milton begins his third year of volunteering at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, advising physics teacher Kumkum Ghosh on labs and helping to upgrade their laboratory equipment.

“I really believe in what they do there,” he says, “so to be able to parlay all of my experience, feels good. It’s satisfying — and energizing.”

This year, for the first time, Cristo Rey St. Martin will be offering AP physics to its upperclassmen, thanks in part to Fr. Milton’s help.

“We have been recognized nationally for the number of AP course we offer — determined by the size of our school and percentage of low income students we serve,” says Principal Mike Odiotti. “Fr. John’s support and expertise has been instrumental in getting us there.”